Redox in Basic compounds

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Redox in Basic compounds

Postby ConnorRazmaDis2I » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:05 am

What extra steps do we have to take to balance redox reactions in basic solutions?

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Re: Redox in Basic compounds

Postby Anusha 1H » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:26 am

in basic solution, we first have to balance O by using H2O just like acidic solution.
in order to balance the H, though, we have to add H2O to the side of the reaction that needs it and then balance the other side with OH-

in the 7th edition, toolbox 6K.1 helps explain balancing redox in both acidic and basic solutions. Hope that helps!

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Re: Redox in Basic compounds

Postby Grace Kim 1J » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:13 pm

From the textbook, there is a general set of procedures you should follow to balance redox reactions.

1. First, separate the half reactions
2. Balance the non Hydrogen and Oxygens (usually the metal)
3. Balance the Oxygens by adding H20 on the opposite side
4. Balance the Hydrogens by adding protons (usually used when balancing acidic reactions) or hydroxide anions (usually for basic reactions)
5. Balance the charges by adding electrons to the appropriate side so that the overall charge of the reaction is zero

Hope this helped!

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