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What is the oxidation states for all three elements in the formula Rb2SO3 ?

Is this correct?-1,+8,-2

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    No. Rubidium is an alkali metal and its oxidation number is +1. Your oxidation nuber for O is correct. Now figure out what the number must be for S.

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    what is Rb2SO3?
    like the compund name?

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    rubidium sulphite or rubidium (1) sulphate

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    +1,+4,-2 is the oxidation numbers for Rb2SO4 in order that the elements are shown in the formula.

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