Sat March 17, 2012 By:

in balancing an oxidation in oxidation no method . after understanding oxidation and reduction, how to balance by suitable coefficient?

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Mon March 19, 2012

Identify the atoms which undergo change in oxidation number in the reaction. Then calculate the increase or decrease in the oxidation number per atom and for the entire molecule/ion in which it occurs. If these are not equal then multiply by suitable coefficients so that these become equal.

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