What is the oxidation number of S in SOCl2?

Oxidation Number of S = ( +4 )

Oxidation Number of O = ( -2 )

Oxidation Number of Cl = ( -1 )

Sum of Oxidation Numbers of All Atoms in a Neutral Compound must be Zero

[ ( +4 ) + ( -2 ) + ( -1 x 2 ) ] = [ 4 – 2 – 2 ] = 0

Socl2 Oxidation Number

s (4) o (-2) cl (-1)

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