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Postby Amy Kumar 1I » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:07 pm

What do you do when balancing redox reactions for alkaline solutions? How is it difference from acidic solutions?

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Re: Alkaline

Postby ThomasNguyen_Dis1H » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:11 pm

For alkaline solutions, at the end of the calculations you add equal amounts of OH- groups to both sides of the equation in order to cancel out the H+ ions. This will create water so you cancel out the waters on each side of the equation and should be left with no H+ on either side. This is just one extra step but the process is the same as acidic solutions for the most part.

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Re: Alkaline

Postby 205007651 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:14 pm

The process doesn't differ much.
This video is helpful for balancing!

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Re: Alkaline

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:46 pm

Instead of balancing hydrogens with H+, you add twice the amount of hydrogens needed in the form of water on the side that need hydrogens, then you balance that with an equal amount of OH- on the other side.

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