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Homework Help: chemistry-balanced redox equations

Posted by princess on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 4:26pm.

Use the following steps to balance the redox reaction below:

Mg + Au+ Mg2+ + Au


a. Write the oxidation and reduction half-reactions. Make sure each half-reaction is balanced for number of atoms and charge


b. Multiply each half-reaction by the correct number, in order to balance charges for the two half-reactions.


c. Add the equations and simplify to get a balanced equation.

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