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 Form 2 Chemistry Questions and Answers on Chemical Families

Explain why hydrogen forms compounds in which its oxidation state is either +1 or -1 (Atomic number of hydrogen is 1)

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This is because it has one electron in its outermost energy level which it can lose to form #H^+# showing oxidation state of +1 or gain an electron to form #H^-# showing an oxidation state of -1.