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Balancing half reactions in acidic conditions

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:26 pm
by Jessica Booth 2F
For a redox reaction in an acidic half-reaction, do we use H3O+ or just H+ to balance the hydrogens?

Re: Balancing half reactions in acidic conditions

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:26 pm
by Connor Ho 1B
I believe you use H+ only, since H2O is used to balance oxygen.

Re: Balancing half reactions in acidic conditions

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:18 am
by Ruby Richter 2L
When asked to provide half-reactions should you include electrons in transit or wait until the final balanced equation addition to do so?

Re: Balancing half reactions in acidic conditions

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:12 pm
by Trent Yamamoto 2J
You would use H+. Using H30+ would add more H's and an additional O to balance

Re: Balancing half reactions in acidic conditions

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:33 pm
by Jaci Glassick 2G
When balancing in an acidic solution, I believe you use H+ and H2O. In a basic solution, you use OH- and H2O.

Re: Balancing half reactions in acidic conditions

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:05 pm
by 205291012
Use H2O to balance the Os first and then use H+ to balance the H. if you used H30+ to balance the H then you would once again add Os to the other side.

Re: Balancing half reactions in acidic conditions

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:16 pm
by Max Madrzyk Dis 4G
You would just use H+ for acidic conditions.

Re: Balancing half reactions in acidic conditions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:30 pm
by AysiaB1I
I think just use H+ because H3O+ has more elements to balance in the overall equation

Re: Balancing half reactions in acidic conditions

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:39 am
by Juana Abana 1G
You would use H+ to balance out the hydrogens.