Acidic vs. Basic Solution

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Liam Giffin 2B
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Acidic vs. Basic Solution

Postby Liam Giffin 2B » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:53 pm

On questions involving balancing are redox reaction in a basic or acidic solution will we always be told whether the reaction is occurring in an acidic or basic solution or is there some way that we should be able to figure that out ourselves?

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Re: Acidic vs. Basic Solution

Postby Anya_Alag_3J » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:40 pm

You need to know whether or not the redox reaction is occurring in an acidic or basic solution because that determines whether or not you add hydroxide ions to either side in order to to get rid of the hydrogen protons (which combine with the hydroxide ions to make water).

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Re: Acidic vs. Basic Solution

Postby andrea_Disc3D » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:53 pm

What is the main difference between balancing an acidic and basic solution? Would we still need to add H2O to balance out the half reactions in a basic solution like we do in an acidic solution?


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