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Posted by on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9:54pm.

Which of the following are redox reactions?

(a) Ba(NO3)2 (aq) + H2SO4 (aq) -> BaSO4 (s) + 2 HNO3 (aq)

(b) NH4NO2 (s) -> N2 (g) + 2 H2O (g)

(c) CuO (s) + H2 (g) -> Cu (s) + H2O (L)

  • chemistry - , Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:20pm

    How can you tell? Look at the oxidation state of the elements and compare oxidn state on the left with the oxdn state on the right. If they change it is a redox equation. If not it is not a redox equation. I'll do the first one.
    Ba is +2 to +2
    N is +5 to +5
    O is -2 to -2
    H is +1 to +1
    S is +6 to +6
    So nothing changed which makes a) not a redox. Here is a site that will help you assign oxidation states to the elements.
    http://www.chemteam.info/Redox/Redox-Rules.html

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