oxidation state


Definition of oxidation state

: a positive or negative number that represents the effective charge of an atom or element and that indicates the extent or possibility of its oxidation the usual oxidation state of sodium is +1 and of oxygen −2

called also oxidation number

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1928, in the meaning defined above

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