Balancing Redox reactions

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Ghadir Seder 1G
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Balancing Redox reactions

Postby Ghadir Seder 1G » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:02 pm

How do you balance the oxygens in acidic reactions?

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Re: Balancing Redox reactions

Postby Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:07 pm

In acidic solutions, to balance the O's you have to use H2O on the half reactions. I suggest you look at Toolbox 6K.1 for the whole process.

MinuChoi
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Re: Balancing Redox reactions

Postby MinuChoi » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:39 pm

Adding on, keep in mind you add H2O to balance O regardless of acidic/basic reaction. It's the hydrogen/proton balancing that's different for acidic/basic.

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Re: Balancing Redox reactions

Postby Hussain Chharawalla 1G » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:05 pm

In addition, make sure to correctly identify the reduction and oxidation half reactions in the beginning. Balance the equation with everything except H and O then balance your oxygen with H2Os.

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Re: Balancing Redox reactions

Postby 504939134 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:07 pm

In acidic solutions you first balance oxygen with water an then balance the hydrogens with protons (H+).


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