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Can the Hydroxide ion ever be reduced/oxidized?

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:32 am
by Isa Samad 1L
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?

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

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:29 pm
by Sara Varadharajulu
theoretically, I think that hydroxide ion can be reduced or oxidized, but I think it usually gains a proton to become h20.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:45 pm
by sahiltelang-Discussion 1J
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.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:50 am
by Yixin Angela Wang 2H
I think I've only ever seen hydroxide used to balance the charges, hydrogens, and oxygens.