Basic and Acidic conditions  [ENDORSED]

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Ardo 2K
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Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby Ardo 2K » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:11 pm

So under basic conditions there is water that is balanced out on both sides by water itself and hydroxide? And under acidic solutions there are hydrogen molecules balanced out by water molecules?

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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby Shane Simon 2K » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:35 pm

If I understand the question correctly, yes H+ is used for acidic conditions and OH- is used for basic. The extra H20 molecules balance out both sides.

Annalise Eder 2L
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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby Annalise Eder 2L » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:50 pm

For acidic questions balance with H3O+ and water. For basic conditions use OH- and water.

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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby 604807557 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:15 pm

Yes you’re right

Luis De La Cruz 1H
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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby Luis De La Cruz 1H » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:26 pm

For questions pertaining to acidic conditions you use H+, not H3O+, but yes for basic conditions you use OH- and you use water for both as well.

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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby Caroline LaPlaca » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:27 am

H3o+ in high concentrations means an acidic solution. Oh- in high concentrations means a basic one.

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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions  [ENDORSED]

Postby Sabrina Fardeheb 2B » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:19 pm

for an ACIDIC solution:
- balance the O by using H20
- balance the H by using H+ (you can also use H30+ but it's easier to do H+)

for a BASIC solution:
- balance O by using H2O
- balance H by adding H2O to the side of each half reaction that needs H & add OH- to the other side

Renee Delamater 2H
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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby Renee Delamater 2H » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:49 pm

These statements are all right. OH is a negative charge, so you will use this with basic solutions while H3O is positive, so you will use this in acidic conditions. H2O is unlimited and you can always include this

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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby 204932558 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:31 pm

Yes. OH- is used in basic environment and H+ is used in acidic environment. H20 is added after the the addition of H+ and OH-, balancing the whole equation.

Abby Ellstrom 1I
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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby Abby Ellstrom 1I » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:35 am

In acidic conditions the Hydrogen is balanced by H+ and H20 molecules and in basic conditions the Hydrogen is balanced by H20 and OH- molecules.

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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby Jordanmarshall » Wed May 23, 2018 9:32 am

why is h+ and h3o+ used to balance the acidic h ?

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Re: Basic and Acidic conditions

Postby Sophie W » Sun May 27, 2018 12:01 pm

Jordanmarshall wrote:why is h+ and h3o+ used to balance the acidic h ?

Because pH is determined by the amount of H+ ions and H+ and H3O+ all provide those ions


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