This is what I'm going to call my thread, because I think I might have days where I'll have to post on here if I'm stuck on homework or whatever. And I called it Sciences because I am taking all 30-level sciences, and Math 31. In Chem recently, I just had a titration lab, and one of the questions confused me. Here's the question: a) Write out the net-ionic equation for the addition of sulfuric acid to the potassium permanganate solution. Maybe I made a calculation mistake, but my equation is (I don't know how to make subscripts): 4MnO4-(aq) + 12H+(aq) -> 4Mn2+(aq) + 6H2O(l) + 5O2(g) b) Using your answer in a) to guide you, explain why it would not be a good idea to add the sulfuric acid directly to the potassium permanganate solution during this lab? I don't know how to answer this question, except that I don't know how this equation would be possible cause all I have on the left-hand side of the arrow is the SOA (strongest oxidizing agent) and I have no reducing agent with it cause my waters cancelled....and water I know in this question is the SRA (strongest reducing agent). And if I don't have an SRA with the KMnO4 (aq) solution, then how is there an reaction still? I got this question answered wrong cause I said if I don't have my SRA with the SOA on the left hand side of the arrow, there's no reaction? Can someone help me answer this question cause I don't understand. Thanks.