H+ Ion in Question 7C of 2014 Midterm
Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:25 pm
Question 7C involves writing the cell diagram for the reaction of solid zinc, aqueous nitrate, and aqueous hydrogen ions to form Zinc2+, nitrogen dioxide gas, and liquid water. The cell diagram includes the H+ ions. Why is this since the hydrogen is not being reduced? Would we be marked down if we did not include the hydrogen ion in the cell diagram?