Acidic Vs. Basic Redox Rxn

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Jaira_Murphy_2D
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Acidic Vs. Basic Redox Rxn

Postby Jaira_Murphy_2D » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:46 pm

How will I know if I am balancing an acidic or basic redox reaction? Or will the problem specify which one it is?

Nada AbouHaiba 1I
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Re: Acidic Vs. Basic Redox Rxn

Postby Nada AbouHaiba 1I » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:53 pm

Acidic reactions give off electrons whereas basic reactions gain electrons

Hailey Boehm 2H
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Re: Acidic Vs. Basic Redox Rxn

Postby Hailey Boehm 2H » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:07 pm

I think that the problem would have to specify if the solution was basic or acidic. When the solution is basic, for each H+, you have to add one OH- to both sides of the equation. Then you can later subtract H2O from both sides if possible.

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Re: Acidic Vs. Basic Redox Rxn

Postby LilyL1C » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:42 pm

It should specify in each question if the reaction is taking place in an acidic solution or a basic solution. Then you can add hydroxides or hydroniums as needed.


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