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Postby donnanguyen1d » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:30 pm

The directions are to balance the redox reaction in basic solution. A. Action of ozone on bromide ions, O3 (aq) + Br - (aq) --> O2 (g) + BrO3 - (aq).

Why does the solutions manual switch it to 02-> 03? how do you know its the Oxygen and not BR that is reduced?

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Re: 14.5A

Postby Tasnia Haider 1E » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:32 pm

To see which compounds are reduced or oxidized, you have to look at the oxidation states. Br is going from an oxidation state of 1- to 5+ which shows that it's being oxidized.

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