Balancing

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camrynpatterson3C
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Balancing

Postby camrynpatterson3C » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:24 pm

Should we balance the full redox reaction chemical equation before separating it into the reduction and oxidation reactions, or balance when they're separated? Does it matter?

juchung7
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Re: Balancing

Postby juchung7 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:36 pm

It's easier to separate the half reactions, balance them, and then combine. It's less confusing so you want to do the oxidation and reduction reactions separately.

Peter Dis1G
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Re: Balancing

Postby Peter Dis1G » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:23 pm

No way to figure out at first hand, read the Toolbox 14.1 and do it step by step.


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