Balancing (Acidic vs. Basic Balancing)

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Alexandra_Ivanova_1A
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Balancing (Acidic vs. Basic Balancing)

Postby Alexandra_Ivanova_1A » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:59 pm

Are we expected to know how to balance reactions in both acidic and basic solutions? Will it be specified in the problem which it is? What if the reaction is occuring in water?

TramHo2G
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Re: Balancing (Acidic vs. Basic Balancing)

Postby TramHo2G » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:00 pm

Yes, I think that the question will specify whether the reaction is in a basic or acidic solution since the homework problems do.

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Re: Balancing (Acidic vs. Basic Balancing)

Postby mikezargari » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:54 am

The only difference between balancing an acidic and basic solution is that the basic solution can't contain any H+1 so you would just multiply equation through by an OH-1.

Rachel Wile 2D
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Re: Balancing (Acidic vs. Basic Balancing)

Postby Rachel Wile 2D » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:51 am

The problem should always specify whether the reaction should be balanced in acidic or basic solution.


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