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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 17 (2012) pp 172-174
DOI 10.1007/s00897122440

An Alternative Method for Balancing Redox Reactions

Li Cai

Division of Mathematics and Science, University of South Carolina Salkehatchie, 807 Hampton St. Walterboro, SC 29488, caili@mailbox.sc.edu
Received July 8, 2012. Accepted August 10, 2012.

Published: 9 September 2012

Abstract. An improved method for balancing redox reactions, particularly redox reactions in aqueous solutions, is described here. Using this method, students can balance the equation directly and efficiently on any reaction given in their problem sets and tests without separating the overall reactions into two half-reactions.

Key Words: In the Classroom; general chemistry; redox reaction; chemical equation; balancing; half-reaction; general chemistry

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: caili@mailbox.sc.edu)

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