# Chemistry

what is the oxidation number of Carbon in C6H12?

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1. Total of all atoms in C6H12 must be zero. H is +1 and that x 12 = +12. Then 6 C must be -2 each.
C = 6*-2 = -12
H = 12*+1 = +12
total = 0
Remember oxidation number is a bookkeeping method.

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