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Balancing redox rxns

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:06 pm
by Payton Schwesinger 1J
When you are given a redox reaction to balance, is there a general set of steps you can use to do it? What do you balance first, second, etc?

Re: Balancing redox rxns

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:30 pm
by Matthew Lee 3L
I don't think there is an exact set of steps to follow. You should just balance it however you feel comfortable.

Re: Balancing redox rxns

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:12 pm
by Katie Lam 1B
You just need to balance it so that the electrons that are transferred cancel out between the two half reactions.

Re: Balancing redox rxns

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:02 pm
by Charles Ang 1E
I don't know if this is of any help, but I start by identifying the two half-reactions and identifying the difference in electrons, then I balance it as if I were using hess's law.

Re: Balancing redox rxns  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:22 am
by Chem_Mod
See the section on my class website titled:
Redox Reactions

Re: Balancing redox rxns

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:13 am
by 404995677

Re: Balancing redox rxns

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:49 pm
by Sarah Clemens 1B
Toolbox 14.1 in the textbook on page 563 gives step by step for balancing redox equations if thats any help!

Re: Balancing redox rxns

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:37 pm
by Arshpreet Sandhu 1B
^ The toolbox lists out the steps