O3--> O2

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Julia Kim 1D
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O3--> O2

Postby Julia Kim 1D » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:34 pm

how is this a reduction reaction? Aren't the charges on both 0?
The solution manual says to add 2e-, but why? there is not change in charge.

Nicholas Wu 3E
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Re: O3--> O2

Postby Nicholas Wu 3E » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:19 am

This is the full equation: O3 + (2H+)+ 2e- → O2 + H2O. Hope that helps!

SubparChemist
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Re: O3--> O2

Postby SubparChemist » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:24 pm

Remember, to balance out the number of oxygens, according to the procedure outlined, you must add one H2O molecule for each oxygen needed to the side. You can then add the amount of H+ to the other side until you have an equivalent number of hydrogen on each side.


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