[SOLVED] balancing equation in basic solution 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The alkaline solution of hypochlorite ions reacts with solid chromium(3)hydroxide to produce aqueous chromate ions and chloride ions. Write the net ionic equation for the reaction. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution bone: ClO(-)+Cr(OH)3=CrO4(2-)+Cl(-) ox: Clo(-)=Cl(-) ClO(-)=Cl(-)+H2O ClO(-)+2 H2O=Cl(-)+H2O+2 OH(-) ClO(-)+H2O+2e(-)=Cl(-)+2OH(-) | *3 red: Cr(OH)3=CrO4(2-) Cr(OH)3+3H2O=CrO4(2-) (should be 1 H2O) Cr(OH)3+3H2O+9OH=CrO4+9H2O Cr(OH)3+9OH-3e=CrO4+6H2O | *2 after adding them together 3ClO+2Cr(OH)3+12OH=3Cl+2CrO4+9H2O both my equation and the answer in my book are balanced but the book answer has 4OH and 5 H2O, but mine 12 OH and 9 H2O. What did I wrong or how can I cancel some of the H2O-s and OH-s? Never mind found the problem..