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Difference

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:48 pm
by Jennifer Torres 2L
Is there a difference between balancing a redox reaction and a normal reaction?

Re: Difference

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:04 pm
by Kate Chow 4H
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.

Re: Difference

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:12 am
by gwynlu1L
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

Re: Difference

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:59 am
by Ray Huang 1G
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).