Balancing Redox Reactions

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Tamera Scott 1G
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Balancing Redox Reactions

Postby Tamera Scott 1G » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:31 pm

When canceling excess H20 molecules, does it matter which side of the reaction your H2O molecules are in?

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Re: Balancing Redox Reactions

Postby timothy_ho_4B » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:57 pm

The side with excess H2O molecules should have the leftover H2O molecules, but overall it shouldn't matter which side the molecules are on.

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Re: Balancing Redox Reactions

Postby Cameron_Greenberg_3C » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:11 pm

The behavior of redox reactions is similar to a normal reaction in that molecules can cancel on either side of the arrow. So if a basic half reaction has 4 H2O on the left and 2 on the right, it can be simplified to just 2 H2O on the left.

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Re: Balancing Redox Reactions

Postby Jasmine Chow 1F » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:07 pm

After the excess H2O molecules are canceled out the H20 molecules must stay on the same side the excess was originally on. It can not be moved to the other side of the reaction.


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