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    What is the oxidation number of chlorine in perchloric acid, HClO4?

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    HClO4 or perchloric acid is essentially made of H+ and ClO4- so we can disregard the H+ and work with CLO4- alone.
    To figure out the oxidation number of Cl in ClO4- we will dissect the ...

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    The solution solves the problem step-by-step by breaking it into two components.