## e- amount

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### e- amount

If the number of e- don’t match on both sides of the reaction, then did I balance the redox reaction incorrectly? Do they have to be the same for the reactant and product/cancel out?

J_CHEN 4I
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### Re: e- amount

Multiply the reaction(s) so that the number of e- are the same.

Jessica Castellanos
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### Re: e- amount

The amount of e- on both sides should be equal for the redox reaction to be fully balanced. You can try multiplying one or both the half reactions to get equal electrons on each side.

Juliet Stephenson 4E
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### Re: e- amount

You need to multiply the reactions so that the number of moles of e- are the same and they will cancel out correctly.

Jacob Villar 2C
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### Re: e- amount

You would multiply the reactions to balance out the number of electrons between the half reactions.

Matthew Chan 1B
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### Re: e- amount

You just need to multiply the reaction(s) to balance out the number of electrons, and then you should be able to cancel them out since they will then be equal.

CalvinTNguyen2D
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### Re: e- amount

To cancel out the electrons, multiply the half-reactions to get equal amounts of electrons on both sides and then add the reactions together.

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### Re: e- amount

For the reaction to be fully balanced the amount of e- on both sides should be balanced. If they are not balanced after balancing O and H then you would multiply one or both half reactions to get equal electrons on each side.

Areli C 1L
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### Re: e- amount

Yes, it believes it would be deemed incorrect because if the electrons are unbalanced that means the charges don't cancel out even though the compounds themselves are equal. Just multiply it to get the common multiple and you'll be good. :)

Jesalynne 2F
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### Re: e- amount

The number of electrons should be balanced on both sides. You can multiply to get them to equal each other.