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Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:00 pm
by Yea Eun Lee 1H
Will we be explicitly told that the redox reaction is specifically in a acidic/basic solution? Or will we have to recognize this on our own based on the given ions?

Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:19 pm
by Kyle Sheu 1C
If given a redox reaction to balance, the question will explicitly state whether it's in acidic or basic solution.

Some textbooks may not (I'm not sure if ours is one of them), but in these cases, it's generally assumed that the reaction takes place in an acidic solution. If you're unsure, feel free to ask a TA!

Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:57 pm
by Kellina Tran 2I
If I remember correctly, we were always told whether the reaction was acidic or basic in the textbook, so I assume it will be like that on the exam as well

Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:14 pm
by Shreya Ramineni 2L
Yes, I'm pretty sure acidic or basic will be given.

Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:30 pm
by Veronica Rasmusen 2B
Whether the reaction occurs in acidic or basic conditions will most likely be given

Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:31 am
by Jessica Nunez 1I
The question should specify if the reaction is in acidic or basic conditions, but a reaction in acidic conditions usually contains H+ while a reaction in basic conditions usually contains OH-