BASIC VS ACIDIC METHODOLOGY

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Maria Trujillo 1L
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BASIC VS ACIDIC METHODOLOGY

Postby Maria Trujillo 1L » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:09 pm

When calculating the half-reactions and the final balanced reactions, there are two methodologies to use. The one for the bases requires to use H20 and H to balance the equations, and the acidic one requires using H2O and Oh. How do I know which methodology to use without the question explicitly mentioning it?

tierra parker 1J
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Re: BASIC VS ACIDIC METHODOLOGY

Postby tierra parker 1J » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:25 pm

you got the two mixed up, for basic solutions you use OH- and H2O and for acidic solutions you use H+ and H2O, but the question should tell you whether or not they want you to balance the equation in a basic or acidic solution


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