Acidic vs. Basic Solutions  [ENDORSED]

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Jacquelyn Hill 1
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Acidic vs. Basic Solutions

Postby Jacquelyn Hill 1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:35 pm

What changes when balancing the equation to an acidic reaction vs balancing the equation to a basic solution?

Jacquelyn Hill 1
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Re: Acidic vs. Basic Solutions

Postby Jacquelyn Hill 1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:36 pm

I'm pretty sure for one of them, the H must be balanced with H20 on one side and OH- on the other but I can't remember which is which.

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Re: Acidic vs. Basic Solutions

Postby SitharaMenon2B » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:58 pm

For an acidic reaction you balance using H20 and H+ or H30+.
For a basic reaction you balance using H20 and OH-.

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Re: Acidic vs. Basic Solutions

Postby Shane Simon 2K » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:26 pm

This is a link to the endorsed discussion on the same topic, it might help you with your question.
https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=139&t=28011&sid=fe7b533bb8051e9d3b2b9b0539ec222e

Jacquelyn Hill 1
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Re: Acidic vs. Basic Solutions  [ENDORSED]

Postby Jacquelyn Hill 1 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:20 pm

Thank you, that link was actually really helpful.


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