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Oxidation States of Carbon

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I. The oxidation state of carbon in the compounds $CH_4, C_2H_6,$ and $C_2H_2$ is $+4$.

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II. Carbon has four valence electrons.

A

Statement I is true, Statement II is true

B

Statement I is true, Statement II is false

C

Statement I is false, Statement II is true

D

Statement I is false, Statement II is false

E

Statement I is true, Statement II is true and is a correct explanation of the phenomena described in I