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Find charge on K in KCl

Help me, I'm in struggle with this one.

Can you tell in details how do you find a charge on the potassium in KCl?
asked Jul 17, 2017 in Chemistry by Malia

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Oxidation number of KCl  equals zero, as KCl is a neutral molecule.

Potassium (K) has an oxidation of +1 (group 1 element)


 K+1Cl-1  => KCl0 OR KCl.

(K) in KCl is +1.

answered Jul 17, 2017 by Bria