How do you balance a redox reaction

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Raquel Ruiz 1K
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How do you balance a redox reaction

Postby Raquel Ruiz 1K » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:11 am

How do you balance the electrons of a redox reaction while balancing the moles as well?

Samantha Kwock 1D
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Re: How do you balance a redox reaction

Postby Samantha Kwock 1D » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:17 am

If you treat the redox reaction like any regular chemical equation and balance it like how you normally would, everything should work out. Do you have a specific example?

Michelle Nwufo 2G
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Re: How do you balance a redox reaction

Postby Michelle Nwufo 2G » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:20 am

I think that you also have to make sure that the charges on both sides of the reaction is balanced. So even if the amount of atoms on both sides is balanced, you still need to balance the charge.

Zenita Leang 2K
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Re: How do you balance a redox reaction

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:57 pm

balance the moles of a reaction first and then on the side that is most positive, count to see how many electrons to balance the charge.

Carlos De La Torre 2L
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Re: How do you balance a redox reaction

Postby Carlos De La Torre 2L » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:39 pm

while you balance it like any other equation the way you go about it is different. You add water because sometimes there are oxygens that appear on one side of the equation and not the other. To show the actual reaction we add water because that is where those oxygens came from. We then add protons, hydrogen ion, because once the molecule that had oxygens took them from water molecules it left hydrogen ions stranded in the solution and the exact amount is given by balancing the equation.


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