What is ABEGG'S RULE OF EIGHT?

According to the rule, difference between the maximum positive and negative valence of an element is frequently eight. For example, sulfur in H2S has oxidation state ?2 and +6 in H2SO4. -2 + (+6) equals 8.

ABEGG'S RULE OF EIGHT: "Abegg's rule of eight was defined by German chemist Abegg."

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