14.17 6th Edition  [ENDORSED]

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14.17 6th Edition

Postby Kimberly 1H » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:09 pm

Is the reason why potassium in potassium permanganate and chloride in iron(iii) chloride not included in the balanced redox reaction because they are spectator ions?

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Re: 14.17 6th Edition  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:58 pm

You are exactly right! They are not participating in the reaction, so they do not need to be included.

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Re: 14.17 6th Edition

Postby Steven Garcia 1H » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:23 pm

Hi, I'm a little confused.. how do we know that they are spectator ions? What gives that away?

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