Basic vs Acidic Conditions

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Vanessa Romero-Campos 2B
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Basic vs Acidic Conditions

Postby Vanessa Romero-Campos 2B » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:08 am

Is there a way to tell whether we should balance an equation under acidic conditions as opposed to basic conditions, without it being explicitly stated in the directions?

Irma Ramos 2I
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Re: Basic vs Acidic Conditions

Postby Irma Ramos 2I » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:15 pm

Are the ways in which one balances a redox reaction in acidic conditions different from the way one balances one in a basic condition? If so, how?

Matthew 1C
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Re: Basic vs Acidic Conditions

Postby Matthew 1C » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:17 pm

I think the only difference is having to add OH- to each side to balance the H+. Then the OH- and H+ on one side of the reaction can be added to form water and then cancel out the common terms on each side


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