Water and H+ Ions in Balanced Redox Reactions

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Morgan Carrington 2H
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Water and H+ Ions in Balanced Redox Reactions

Postby Morgan Carrington 2H » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:09 pm

Why is H2O and H+ used in balanced redox reactions? I've seen it on a couple of problems and I don't understand how to use these in my answers.

Victoria Zheng--2F
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Re: Water and H+ Ions in Balanced Redox Reactions

Postby Victoria Zheng--2F » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:31 pm

H2O and H+ are used to balance reactions in an acidic environment, where H2O is used to balance the oxygens and H+ is used to balance the hydrogens.

Megan Cao 1I
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Re: Water and H+ Ions in Balanced Redox Reactions

Postby Megan Cao 1I » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:55 pm

In addition to that ^^ H2O and OH- are used to balance oxygens and hydrogens of basic solutions

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Re: Water and H+ Ions in Balanced Redox Reactions

Postby Miriam Villarreal 1J » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:21 am

H20 and H+ are used to balance a redox rxn when substances are placed in an acidic solution whereas H2O and OH- is used to balanced substances in a basic solution.


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