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Balancing Redox equations half reaction method

  1. Nov 12, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This is my equation. I needed to balance it in an acidic solution.

    H2O2(aq)---->H2O(l)


    2. Relevant equations
    I know that you should balance oxygen using H2O & hydrogen using H+.
    I am confused on how you balance the ionic charges.


    3. The attempt at a solution
    This is what I got for my answer
    2 e- + 2H+ +H2O2---->2H2O
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2012 #2

    Borek

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    Not clear to me what you are doing - are you expected to balance a half reaction? If so, what you did is OK.

    What you wrote suggests you are asked to balance it as a full reaction, which is impossible.
     
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