Oxidation State Definition

Definition of Oxidation State

An oxidation state reflects the difference between electrons in an atom and a compound.
An oxidation state reflects the difference between electrons in an atom and a compound. Cultura Science/Rafe Swan, Getty Images
Oxidation State Definition:

Examples: in NaCl the oxidation states are Na(+1) and Cl(-1); in CCl4 the oxidation states are C(+4) and each chlorine is Cl(-1)