Balancing Redox Reactions

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Jacqueline Lee
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Balancing Redox Reactions

Postby Jacqueline Lee » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:44 pm

Why must we balance the half reactions if it doesn't affect the standard reduction potential?

Emma Edmond 3E
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Re: Balancing Redox Reactions

Postby Emma Edmond 3E » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:10 pm

We have to balance half reactions because sometimes the reactions need to be reversed which causes the sign on E to flip, therefore changing the standard reduction potential when you add the two together.

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