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Question

What are the oxidation states of phosphorus in H3PO3

Solution 1

Let the oxidation state of p be x.

H3PO3

3 + x + 3(-2) = 0

3 + x - 6 = 0

x - 3 = 0

x = +3

Solution 2

H3PO3

3(+1) + x + 3(-2) = 0

∴ x = + 3 

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 7: The p-block Elements
Q: 31.1 | Page no. 207

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