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What do the numbers mean? Ca+2, C+4, O-2?

 
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If you don’t know anything about chemistry, I can’t give you a lesson in one post.

 
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Originally posted by Hallucent:

If you don’t know anything about chemistry, I can’t give you a lesson in one post.

I do know a little. If you just say what they are I’ll probably understand or google it. Is it oxidation state? I kind of discarded that idea but…I have no idea.

 
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If I remember correctly (and don’t quote me on this, it’s been a while), it means a gain or loss of electrons.

 
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Originally posted by Hallucent:

If I remember correctly (and don’t quote me on this, it’s been a while), it means a gain or loss of electrons.

Huh…so if it’s electronegativity, then the numbers on this table would make more sense. But…not to me :|

Edit: Actually, you said gain or loss…not the ability to gain or lose. Now it makes more sense.
HOLY SHIT IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE!

 
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It can mean all sorts of different things in different situations, but for the elements listed here, the numbers with them are the prominent oxidation states for each corresponding element. I knew that oxygen’s was -2, and I looked up the other ones. Might just be a coincidence, but that’s one relationship that they have.

 
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Originally posted by XtremeHairball:

It can mean all sorts of different things in different situations, but for the elements listed here, the numbers with them are the prominent oxidation states for each corresponding element. I knew that oxygen’s was -2, and I looked up the other ones. Might just be a coincidence, but that’s one relationship that they have.

This also makes perfect sense for what I was trying to figure out. This is valuable information.

 
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C4 is a explosive and 02 is oxygen (air)

 
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Looks to be referring to the oxidation numbers on the atoms.

Originally posted by cesarcurado:

C4 is a explosive and 02 is oxygen (air)

Are you an idiot?