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Basic conditions

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:39 pm
by Carlos Gonzales 1H
When balancing reactions under basic conditions, do we just need to add OH- rather than H+?

Re: Basic conditions

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:20 pm
by Tasnia Haider 1E
Yes, for basic solutions, you add OH-.

Re: Basic conditions

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:22 pm
by torialmquist1F
If the equation is being balanced in a basic solution, through the addition of one more step, the appropriate number of OH- must be added to turn the remaining H+ into water molecules

Re: Basic conditions

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:14 pm
by Ozhen Atoyan 1F
If you add OH- on the products or the reactants you have to add it to the other side as well. I believe you would add the same amount of H+ as OH-, in most situations.