posted by Lena on .
How do you write redox reactions. I was given this equation below:
2Mg + O2 --> 2MgO
I have to write the redox reaction
Do you want the two half equations; one for the oxidation and the other for the reduction?
Mg ==> Mg^+2 + 2e
O2 + 4e ==> 2O^-2
if I add them together they become the redox reaction?
I think DrBob is right here they are after the two half reactions. It is already a redox reaction.
My teacher adds the 2 half reactions. What is that called?
In my opinion it is called the equation or chemical equation. It just happens to be a redox equation