## What is the half equation for the reduction of hydrogen ions?

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Redox potentials for common half reactions

half reactions* | ||
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MnO4− permanganate ion | + | 8H+ hydrogen(I) ions |

Cl2(g) chlorine(0) | + | 2e− electrons |

O2(g) oxygen(0) | + | 4H+ hydrogen(I) ions |

Fe3+(aq) iron(III) ion | + | e− electron |

## What is the half equation Sulphuric acid?

H2SO4 + 8H+ + 8e-‐ → H2S + 4H2O (reduction) Check that the sulphur is being reduced: in H2SO4 the S is 6+ and in H2S it is 2-‐. So those are the two half equations. In the original equation there are 8I-‐ and 4I2 as they have then multiplied the equation by 4 to cancel electrons.

**What is h2 f2 → 2hf?**

F 2 + H 2 → 2 HF This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction: 2 F 0 + 2 e – → 2 F -I (reduction) 2 H 0 – 2 e – → 2 H I (oxidation) F 2 is an oxidizing agent, H 2 is a reducing agent.

### Is Cl2 2e → 2Cl reduction?

Is Cl2 + 2e → 2Cl − Cl2 + 2e → 2Cl− an oxidation half-reaction? In this example, the chlorine gas (Cl2Cl2) gains two electrons, bringing the oxidation state of 0 to an oxidation state of chloride ions to be -1. The charge here reduced, meaning this is a reduction half-reaction, NOT an oxidation reaction.

### What is the balanced half equation?

A half-equation is balanced by adding, or taking away, a number of electrons equal to the total number of charges on the ions in the equation. When positive metal ions (cations) arrive at the negative electrode (the cathode), they gain electrons to form neutral metal atoms . This is called reduction.

**How do you write half-equations in electrolysis?**

Half equations

- A half equation is used to represent the reaction that happens at an electrode during electrolysis .
- Positively charged ions gain electrons at the cathode .
- Na + + e – → Na.
- Pb 2+ + 2e – → Pb.
- 2H + + 2e – → H 2
- Balance the half equation for the formation of aluminium during electrolysis: Al 3+ + e – → Al.

## How do I balance SO3 2 to so4 2?

a) The oxidation of sulphite ions, SO3 2-, to sulphate ions, SO4 2-. Start with what you know: You need an extra oxygen, so add a water to the left-hand side: To balance the extra hydrogens, you need 2 hydrogen ions on the right. And to balance the charges, you will need 2 electrons also on the right-hand side.

## What is the half equation for oxygen?

Either way, the process for writing the equation is the same. Write down the reactant and the product. Balance the atoms….Half equations – higher tier.

Step | Action | Half equation |
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1 | Write down the reactant and the product. | O 2- → O 2 |

2 | Balance the atoms. | 2O 2- → O 2 |

**How do half equations work?**

A half-equation shows you what happens at one of the electrodes during electrolysis . Electrons are shown as e -. A half-equation is balanced by adding, or taking away, a number of electrons equal to the total number of charges on the ions in the equation.