7.31     What are the oxidation states of phosphorus in the following:

              POF_{3}

Answers (1)

It is known that the oxidation state of the oxygen and fluorine are -2 and -1 respectively
Let oxidation state be x
\\x + (-2) + 3(-1) = 0\\ x - 2 - 3 = 0\\ x - 5 = 0 \\ x = 5
 So, the oxidation state of the phosphorus in POF_{3} is +5

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