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Identifying Acidic/Basic Solutions

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:32 pm
by Labiba Sardar 2A
Would there ever be a case where a question doesn't specify whether the redox reaction is in an acidic/basic solution? If so, how would you know if it's in an acidic/basic solution?

Re: Identifying Acidic/Basic Solutions

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:35 pm
by Ariel Davydov 1C
The only case in which this wouldn’t be specified is if hydrogen ions or hydroxide ions are present in reaction, which would indicate whether the solution is acidic or basic.

Re: Identifying Acidic/Basic Solutions

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:31 am
by Kayli Choy 2F
Additionally, you use H3O+ to balance reactions in acidic conditions, and you use H2O and OH- to balance reactions in basic conditions