The oxidation state of carbon in HCOOH is

A.

-1

B.

+2

C.

+3

D.

zero

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation

HCOOH

O.N of H + O.N of C + 2* O.N of oxygen of

H = 0

1 + X + 2X – 2 + 1 = 0

2 + X -4 = 0

X = 4 – 2 = +2

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# The oxidation state of carbon in HCOOH is

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The oxidation state of carbon in HCOOH is

A.

-1

B.

+2

C.

+3

D.

zero

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation

HCOOH

O.N of H + O.N of C + 2* O.N of oxygen of

H = 0

1 + X + 2X – 2 + 1 = 0

2 + X -4 = 0

X = 4 – 2 = +2