6L.3 part d

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6L.3 part d

Postby VioletKo3F » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:59 pm

How do you get the half reaction for the anode? Shouldn't O2 and H+ be on different sides of the equation?

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Re: 6L.3 part d

Postby Aman Sankineni 2L » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:09 pm

I think the reason why O2 and H+ are on the same side is because the reaction would not be oxidizing if it was either
H+ -> O2 or
O2 -> H+
The equation has to be H2O -> O2 + H+ because then the reaction will be oxidizing for H in H2O -> H+

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