Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

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Yea Eun Lee 1H
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Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Postby Yea Eun Lee 1H » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:00 pm

Will we be explicitly told that the redox reaction is specifically in a acidic/basic solution? Or will we have to recognize this on our own based on the given ions?

Kyle Sheu 1C
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Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Postby Kyle Sheu 1C » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:19 pm

If given a redox reaction to balance, the question will explicitly state whether it's in acidic or basic solution.

Some textbooks may not (I'm not sure if ours is one of them), but in these cases, it's generally assumed that the reaction takes place in an acidic solution. If you're unsure, feel free to ask a TA!

Kellina Tran 2I
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Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Postby Kellina Tran 2I » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:57 pm

If I remember correctly, we were always told whether the reaction was acidic or basic in the textbook, so I assume it will be like that on the exam as well

Shreya Ramineni 2L
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Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Postby Shreya Ramineni 2L » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:14 pm

Yes, I'm pretty sure acidic or basic will be given.

Veronica Rasmusen 2B
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Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Postby Veronica Rasmusen 2B » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:30 pm

Whether the reaction occurs in acidic or basic conditions will most likely be given

Jessica Nunez 1I
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Re: Recognizing a redox reaction in acidic or basic solution

Postby Jessica Nunez 1I » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:31 am

The question should specify if the reaction is in acidic or basic conditions, but a reaction in acidic conditions usually contains H+ while a reaction in basic conditions usually contains OH-


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