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Half reactions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:17 pm
by Ian Morris 3C
Do we add h20 or h+ first when balancing a half-reaction in acidic solution.

Re: Half reactions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:18 pm
by 605110118
You add H20 first silly billy!

Re: Half reactions

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:24 pm
by Kayli Choy 2F
You would add H2O first in order to balance the oxygen molecules. Then, you would add H+ ions to balance out the hydrogen molecules, and then add electrons to balance charge.

Re: Half reactions

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:15 pm
by Cooper Baddley 1F
Water first for the oxygens and then the H+ for the hydrogen difference.

Re: Half reactions

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:41 pm
by Astrid Lunde 1I
Add H2O fist to balance the oxygen and then the H+ to balance the hydrogen.

Re: Half reactions

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:50 pm
by Celena Kim 2I
In acidic solutions, you add H2O first to balance the O molecules and then H+ to balance the H molecules.

Re: Half reactions

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:09 pm
by Pablo 1K
H20, hydrogens, and lastly electrons!