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    What is the oxidation number of:

    P in P4
    P in PO4 -3
    C in CO3 -2
    Cr in Cr2O2

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    The oxidation state or oxidation number is defined as the sum of negative and positive charges in an atom, which indirectly indicates the number of electrons it has accepted ...

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