Can the Hydroxide ion ever be reduced/oxidized?

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Can the Hydroxide ion ever be reduced/oxidized?

Postby Isa Samad 1L » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:32 am

Was wondering if hydroxide can ever participate in the exchange of electrons (oxidation/reduction) or if its only purpose is to keep charge balanced on both sides?

Sara Varadharajulu
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Re: Can the Hydroxide ion ever be reduced/oxidized?

Postby Sara Varadharajulu » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:29 pm

theoretically, I think that hydroxide ion can be reduced or oxidized, but I think it usually gains a proton to become h20.

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Re: Can the Hydroxide ion ever be reduced/oxidized?

Postby sahiltelang-Discussion 1J » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:45 pm

technically, the hydrogen could gain an electron and then produce H2, but most problems that we deal with don't seem to be concerned with this.

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Re: Can the Hydroxide ion ever be reduced/oxidized?

Postby Yixin Angela Wang 2H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:50 am

I think I've only ever seen hydroxide used to balance the charges, hydrogens, and oxygens.


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