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Balancing Oxygens vs. Hydrogens

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:51 pm
by taywebb
*When balancing redox reactions, is it necessary to balance the oxygen atoms before the hydrogen ones?

Re: Balancing Oxygens vs. Hydrogens

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:20 pm
by ChathuriGunasekera1D
No, but it makes the process easier. Chances are, you have a H+ that can balance out the excess H created by balancing the O, but you won't have an O2 to balance out the excess H.