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Removal of another electron gives the \(\ce\) ion: \[ \ce \label\] The vanadium in the \(\ce\) ion has an oxidation state of 3.
Removal of another electron forms the ion \(\ce\): \[ \ce \label\] The vanadium in the \(\ce\) is now in an oxidation state of 4.
Oxidation state and oxidation number are quantities that commonly equal the same value for atoms in a molecule and are often used interchangeably.
Most of the time, it doesn't matter if the term oxidation state or oxidation number is used.
There is a slight difference between the two terms.
Oxidation state refers to the degree of oxidation of an atom in a molecule.
Therefore oxidation number of oxygen in SO2Cl2 is -2*2=-4. Therefore oxidation number of Cl2 in SO2Cl2 is -1*2=-2.
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They refer to the charge the central atom would have if all ligands and electron pairs shared with the atom were removed.
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