Balancing with OH- v. H+

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jillianduffield_2D
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Balancing with OH- v. H+

Postby jillianduffield_2D » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:03 pm

For balancing redox reactions, is there a rule for when we use OH- instead of H+ and vice versa?

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Re: Balancing with OH- v. H+

Postby sophianguyen_1N » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:33 pm

Occasionally, the question will tell you whether the reaction is taking place in either acidic or basic solution. If it's acidic, balance using H+. If it's basic, balance using OH- and H2O.


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