H+ vs H3O+

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Julia Lee
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H+ vs H3O+

Postby Julia Lee » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:07 pm

Does anyone know if it matters whether to use H+ vs H3O+ when writing redox reactions?
I think in the textbook it says to write H+ instead.

Ashley Kim
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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby Ashley Kim » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:17 pm

I think you should use H+.

905084274
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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby 905084274 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:39 pm

It should not matter because they mean the same thing, but the textbook prefers H+

melodyzaki2E
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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby melodyzaki2E » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:19 pm

I think we're supposed to use H+ when balancing acidic redox reactions for simplicity.

Selina Bellin 2B
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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby Selina Bellin 2B » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:06 pm

i use H+ because it's easier to write haha

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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby 805087225 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:20 pm

It is better to use H+ because H30+ would cause us to balance oxygen again, and thus, H+ would be a better option to use.

Erin Kim 2G
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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby Erin Kim 2G » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:36 pm

Use H+ for redox reactions.

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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby Desiree1G » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:05 am

Some people say to use H+, and I'm not sure if it's the same as with acids and bases because during that time using either one was fine.

Celio_G_Dis2C
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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby Celio_G_Dis2C » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:21 am

When science becomes ambiguous, I'd stick to what most use. In this case; H+

LeannaPhan14BDis1D
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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby LeannaPhan14BDis1D » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:25 am

It's best to use H+ even though it doesn't matter too much

Albert_Luu3K
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Re: H+ vs H3O+

Postby Albert_Luu3K » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:04 pm

H+ is better because it's easier to write and you might get H3O+ confused with H2O.


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