Balancing redox rxns  [ENDORSED]

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Payton Schwesinger 1J
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Balancing redox rxns

Postby Payton Schwesinger 1J » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:06 pm

When you are given a redox reaction to balance, is there a general set of steps you can use to do it? What do you balance first, second, etc?

Matthew Lee 3L
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Re: Balancing redox rxns

Postby Matthew Lee 3L » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:30 pm

I don't think there is an exact set of steps to follow. You should just balance it however you feel comfortable.

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Re: Balancing redox rxns

Postby Katie Lam 1B » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:12 pm

You just need to balance it so that the electrons that are transferred cancel out between the two half reactions.

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Re: Balancing redox rxns

Postby Charles Ang 1E » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:02 pm

I don't know if this is of any help, but I start by identifying the two half-reactions and identifying the difference in electrons, then I balance it as if I were using hess's law.

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Re: Balancing redox rxns  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:22 am

See the section on my class website titled:
Redox Reactions

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Re: Balancing redox rxns

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Re: Balancing redox rxns

Postby Sarah Clemens 1B » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:49 pm

Toolbox 14.1 in the textbook on page 563 gives step by step for balancing redox equations if thats any help!

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Re: Balancing redox rxns

Postby Arshpreet Sandhu 1B » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:37 pm

^ The toolbox lists out the steps


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