Balancing redox reactions

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Balancing redox reactions

Postby Miriam Sheetz 2B » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:04 pm

How will we know whether to add H+ or OH- to the reaction? Will it say the rxn is done under basic/acidic conditions?

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Re: Balancing redox reactions

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:06 pm

Yes, although in some cases it won't matter in which type of solution the reaction occurs.

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Re: Balancing redox reactions

Postby Cameron_Greenberg_3C » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:36 pm

When it is necessary to balance hydrogens, H+ is added when the reaction is specified as acidic, and OH- and H2O are added when it is basic.

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