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Homework Help: Balancing Redox Equations

  1. Feb 22, 2006 #1
    I am doing Redox Equations in Acid/Base. Anyway, I have one question. I know that you multiply to get a common factor for electrons. However, after you cancel out your electrons, can you multiply by another common factor to remove water or hydrogen? I am leaning towards no, but I am not sure.

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  3. Feb 22, 2006 #2


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    Show an example, I am not sure I understand what you mean.
  4. Feb 24, 2006 #3
    You're balancing the equation, right? After you've added electrons to balance the charge, that should be your last step. However if the solution is basic, you can add water in order to cancel out all the hydrogens.
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