balancing redox reactions

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balancing redox reactions

Postby jessicahe4Elavelle » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:45 pm

Are there any tips on balancing redox reactions in acidic AND basic environment?

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Re: balancing redox reactions

Postby Marcela Udave 1F » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:52 pm

I second that, they can get confusing. Tips would be helpful!

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Re: balancing redox reactions

Postby Jack DeLeon 1B » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:46 am

the important thing is to balance any non hydrogen or oxygen first, and then balance oxygen with H20. Then balance the hydrogen with protons (H+). then balance the charges with electrons. once you add the equations back, you can cancel opposing charges in an acidic environment. There is an extra step for the basic environment, where you have to add OH- to balance the H+'s that were added. this website explains it well: ... _Chemistry)/Electrochemistry/Redox_Chemistry/Balancing_Redox_reactions
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