Redox reactions in Which One Element Oxidized&Reduced

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Redox reactions in Which One Element Oxidized&Reduced

Postby 704578485 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:21 pm

In some of the book problems such as 14.5 part b, one element(in this case Br2) is both reduced and oxidized. I am able to get the final balanced redox reaction but when I get my half reactions and add them together, the coefficients are correct but a lot of times are not in their lowest possible state. For example, I get coefficients of 12, 6, 10, 2, and 6 bin problem 14.5b. Should I reduce the coefficients to 6, 3, 5, 1, and 3 or keep them as is?

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Re: Redox reactions in Which One Element Oxidized&Reduced

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:16 pm

If you are able to find a lower common factor, you should always reduce coefficients to their lowest whole number ratio.


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