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14.17 HW problem

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:54 pm
by Paula Dowdell 1F
Can someone explain to me why the H+ is added in this cell diagram?

The answer is: Pt(s)|Fe3+(aq), Fe2+(aq)||H+(aq), MnO4-(aq), Mn2+(aq)|Pt(s)

Re: 14.17 HW problem

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:24 am
by Jingyi Li 2C
Because this redox reaction takes place in an acidic solution, so you add H+ to balance the equation.