Basic conditions

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Carlos Gonzales 1H
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Basic conditions

Postby Carlos Gonzales 1H » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:39 pm

When balancing reactions under basic conditions, do we just need to add OH- rather than H+?

Tasnia Haider 1E
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Re: Basic conditions

Postby Tasnia Haider 1E » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:20 pm

Yes, for basic solutions, you add OH-.

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Re: Basic conditions

Postby torialmquist1F » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:22 pm

If the equation is being balanced in a basic solution, through the addition of one more step, the appropriate number of OH- must be added to turn the remaining H+ into water molecules

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Re: Basic conditions

Postby Ozhen Atoyan 1F » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:14 pm

If you add OH- on the products or the reactants you have to add it to the other side as well. I believe you would add the same amount of H+ as OH-, in most situations.

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