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Ch.1 Chemistry, Matter, and Measurement
Ch.1 Matter and Measurements
Ch.2 Atoms and the Periodic Table
Ch.3 Ionic Compounds
Ch.4 Molecular Compounds
Ch.5 Classification & Balancing of Chemical Reactions
Ch.6 Chemical Reactions & Quantities
Ch.7 Energy, Rate and Equilibrium
Ch.8 Gases, Liquids and Solids
Ch.9 Solutions
Ch.10 Acids and Bases
Ch.11 Nuclear Chemistry
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Sections
Chemical Reaction: Chemical Change
Law of Conservation of Mass
Balancing Chemical Equations (Simplified)
Solubility Rules
Molecular Equations
Types of Chemical Reactions
Complete Ionic Equations
Calculate Oxidation Numbers
Redox Reactions
Spontaneous Redox Reactions
Balancing Redox Reactions: Acidic Solutions
Balancing Redox Reactions: Basic Solutions
Balancing Redox Reactions (Simplified)
Galvanic Cell (Simplified)

Balancing Basic Redox Reactions requires all the same steps as balancing in an acidic solution plus an additional step.

Balancing Basic Redox Reactions

Concept #1: Balancing Redox Reactions: Basic Solutions

Basic Redox Reactions generally have the presence of an OH ion.

Example #1: Balance the following redox reaction if it is found to be in a basic solution.

Practice: Balance the following redox reaction in a basic solution

H2O2 (aq) + ClO(aq) → ClO2(aq) + O2 (g)

Practice: Balance the following redox reaction in a basic solution.

ClO2- (aq) → Cl(aq) + ClO4(aq)