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Balancing

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:24 pm
by camrynpatterson3C
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?

Re: Balancing

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:36 pm
by juchung7
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.

Re: Balancing

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:23 pm
by Peter Dis1G
No way to figure out at first hand, read the Toolbox 14.1 and do it step by step.