d from 14.13

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d from 14.13

Postby Maria Trujillo 1L » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:12 pm

Why is it that Au+ -----> Au and Au3+ --------> Au?
When the original equation is: Au+-----> Au + Au3+

How can Au3+ and Au be on opposite sides???

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Re: d from 14.13

Postby Mahir_Hasan2C » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:56 pm

It depends on where the electrons are. The Au3+ will have electrons to reduce down to Au+, while Au+ will reduce to Au. The electrons will cancel to make the original equation.

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Re: d from 14.13

Postby Rian Montagh 2K » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:19 am

Basically some Au+ will gain an e- (be reduced) to get to Au, and a different Au+ will lose 2e- (be oxidized) to get to Au3+.

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