Balancing Redox Reactions in Basic Solutions

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Soumya Ravichandran 4H
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Balancing Redox Reactions in Basic Solutions

Postby Soumya Ravichandran 4H » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:48 pm

Can someone clarify the procedure for balancing O and H for redox reactions in basic solutions?

Xuan Kuang 2L
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Re: Balancing Redox Reactions in Basic Solutions

Postby Xuan Kuang 2L » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:56 pm

Essentially, the methods are the same as the acidic reaction up until the part when you have to cancel out electrons. From that point, you add an additional step where you add the same amount of OH- ions on both sides so that the number of H+ ions will completely react with the OH- ions to create H2O in its place since we are working in a basic solution, not an acidic solution.


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