Same charge


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MariaJohn1D
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Same charge

Postby MariaJohn1D » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:46 am

Sometimes when I write half reactions both species have the same charge? What do I do, how do I know how many electrons have been transferred?

ValerieChavarin 4F
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Re: Same charge

Postby ValerieChavarin 4F » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:08 am

First, make sure you balance the charges of each half reaction (for the most part you should need electrons to balance the half rxns). If then, you notice that both half rxns have the same charges then you should be fine as the electrons eventually cancel out.


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