Balancing in a Basic Solution

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Nohemi Garcia 1L
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Balancing in a Basic Solution

Postby Nohemi Garcia 1L » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:38 pm

Is there a reason why we balance a redox reaction with H2O and OH when it's a basic solution instead of just H2O and H?

Sarah Zhari 1D
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Re: Balancing in a Basic Solution

Postby Sarah Zhari 1D » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:47 pm

Since it's a basic solution, you would need to add the OH- as basic solutions have OH- ions.

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Re: Balancing in a Basic Solution

Postby RasikaObla_4I » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:52 pm

A basic solution contains less H+ ions, so more OH- ions, so a basic solution should be balanced with the OH- ions.

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Re: Balancing in a Basic Solution

Postby 805422680 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:04 pm

Basic solutions consist of a greater number of OH- ions, therefore, you need to balance the equation using OH- ions.


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