balancing basic half reactions

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balancing basic half reactions

Postby Noh_Jasmine_1J » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:04 pm

why do we balance H with H2O in basic rxns instead of just OH to begin with?

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Re: balancing basic half reactions

Postby fgalasso1b » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:13 pm

You have to balance the H20 with H+ on the other side, but since it's a basic solution, you have to add OH- to the side you added H+ to, which then just becomes H2O.

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