# Answer the following What is the oxidation state of Manganese in MnO42- - Chemistry

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What is the oxidation state of Manganese in "MnO"_4^(2-)

#### Solution

"MnO"_4^(2-)

Let the oxidation state of Mn be x.

∴ x + 4(-2) = -2

∴ x - 8 = -2

∴ x = +6

Concept: Oxidation States of First Transition Series
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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 8 Transition and Inner transition Elements
Exercise | Q 2.01 | Page 191