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Jennifer Torres 2L
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Postby Jennifer Torres 2L » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:48 pm

Is there a difference between balancing a redox reaction and a normal reaction?

Kate Chow 4H
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Re: Difference

Postby Kate Chow 4H » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:04 pm

When you balance a redox reaction, you have to also balance the charges as well, which means that you have to keep in mind the number of electrons.

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Re: Difference

Postby gwynlu1L » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:12 am

Also, while balancing redox rxns, it helps to know the typical oxidation states of for example, group 1, group 2, halogens, etc. You need to know these to help you balance charges

Ray Huang 1G
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Re: Difference

Postby Ray Huang 1G » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:59 am

Balancing redox reactions requires a balance of charges. Since in normal reactions we don't look at charges, there is no need to (charge of 0 will always balance out with 0).

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