basic solution

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basic solution

Postby 205389184 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:20 pm

what compound do we add if we need for O in a basic solution and why?

Aliya Jain 2B
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Re: basic solution

Postby Aliya Jain 2B » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:23 pm

You balance the oxygens by using water, and balance the charges by adding hydroxide.

Nick Lewis 4F
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Re: basic solution

Postby Nick Lewis 4F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:31 pm

Balance oxygen by adding h2o, and you balance H+ by adding OH- and can usually play around with the numbers of H and O

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Re: basic solution

Postby andrewcj 2C » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:38 pm

This is because if you use the normal method, you are saying there is a bunch of H+ in a basic solution, which makes no sense. By changing the H+ to H2O by combining it with OH- and adding OH- to the other side, the reaction equation now states that the reaction occurs with a bunch of OH- in basic solution, which makes more sense.


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