# Question #2c09e

##### 1 Answer

Jan 24, 2018

The oxidation number for Xenon is +8

#### Explanation:

For the Equation

Think of this as an algebra problem. Find the sum of the following and set equal to zero.

The number of Barium atoms x the oxidation number of barium

The number of Xenon atoms x the oxidation number of Xenon

then number of oxygen atoms x the oxidation number of oxygen

2 atom Ba( +2)+1 atom Xe (Unknown)+6 atoms of oxygen (-2) =0

(+4) + (1X) + (-12)

X= 8

This means the oxidation number for Xenon is +8