Questions tagged [redox]

Redox is the portmanteau of reduction and oxidation. This tag should be used in questions where both the reduction and the oxidation process are under focus. This tag is not limited to inorganic chemistry. If the question is specifically about either reduction or oxidation (not both) of an organic compound, use [organic-reduction] or [organic-oxidation] instead.

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Alternative Electrolyte Solution for Lead-Acid Batteries [closed]

I was curious about the possibility of creating a lead storage battery with dissolved sulfate compounds (like MgSO4, Na2SO4, (NH4)2SO4) in water as the electrolyte instead of sulfuric acid. From the ...
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Calculating the cell potential of a half cell from two half cell equations [duplicate]

I understand the premise of the question and how to solve it but I don't quite understand why I'm a factor of 2 out: Construct a potential diagram (at $\mathrm{pH} = 0$) for the reduction of aqueous $...
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Oxidation of alcohols by Ceric Ammonium Nitrate

I have realized that reaction with ceric ammonium nitrate essentially results in coordination of alcohol with $\ce{Ce(IV)}$ and my teacher referred that we should be able to proceed it to form ketone ...
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Balancing a reaction where dichromate ion reacts with ethanol to give Cr(III) and carbon dioxide

I have only started to learn balancing redox reactions, and a recent question has me confused. The question is : Balance in both acidic medium and basic medium: $$\ce{Cr2O7^2- + C2H5OH -> Cr^3+ + ...
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Mechanism of reaction of benzenediazonium chloride with ethanol to form benzene and acetaldehyde

In my textbook, all that was told was that ethanol is a mild reducing agent and hence reduces BDC while oxidising itself. Is there any mechanism or am I just supposed to remember this like a redox ...
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Aluminum powder from aluminum sulfate?

I recently did the experiment where you drop a piece of iron in an aqueous solution of copper sulfate. After a while, the piece of iron gets coated with a fluffy coating of copper that can be dried ...
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Sulfate as product of Cu2S oxidation and reaction medium [closed]

The question asks for a balanced reaction for oxidation of $\ce{Cu2S}$ to ferric sulfate in sulfuric acid solution to form cupric sulfate. I know the first half reaction is $\ce{Fe^3+ +e- -> Fe^2+}$...
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Do both iodine and potassium iodide turn dark in the presence of starch?

I will do a titration to standardise a solution of sodium thiosulfate with potassium permanganate solution and potassium iodide solution. My book says that when the potassium permanganate solution ...
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What compounds given can oxidize Mn(2+) to MnO4(-)? [closed]

$$\ce{Mn^2+ Solution ->[reagent 'A'] MnO4^-}$$ The reagent '$\ce{A}$' can be (A) $\ce{Pb2O3 + \text{conc.} HNO3}$ (B) $\ce{K2S2O8}$. (C) $\ce{(NH4)2S2O8}$ (D) $\ce{K2SO4}$ All of the options can ...
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Do alkali metals react with ammonia to form hydrogen gas?

I was recently studying about s-block alkali metals and I found the following reaction: $$\ce{\underset{alkali\\ metal}{M\phantom{_y}} + \underset{solution}{$(x +y)$ NH3} -> \underset{ammoniated\\ ...
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The Curious Case of the equivalent weight

Please read the reference points given at the end. I understand the following about equivalent weight. Firstly it is given by, $Equivalent\:Weight= \frac{Molar\:Weight}{Valence\:Factor}$ And secondly, ...
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Cell voltage with different n factors

I’m a bit confused regarding cell potentials. If I have two half reactions each involving a different number of electrons, there are two ways I can see to calculate the net emf of their cell: Simply ...
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Oxidation of ethanol upon heating in a test tube

The diagram shows an experimental set-up which can be used in several different experiments. Which processes could be demonstrate by using the above apparatus? 1. Oxidation of ethanol (liquid X) 2. ...
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Reaction of copper with nitric acid [duplicate]

When copper reacts with dilute nitric acid, $$\ce{3Cu + 8HNO3 -> 3Cu(NO3)2 + 2NO +4H2O}$$ while with concentrated nitric acid, $$\ce{Cu + 4HNO3 -> Cu(NO3)2 + 2NO2 + 2H2O}$$ As we see that with ...
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What is the influence of glass type on silver mirror making?

I'm considering the reaction wherein ionic silver (from the dissolved nitrate) is reduced by glucose in the presence of NaOH and forms a metalic silver layer on glass. Reading through several topics ...
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Why is copper(II) used a catalyst here instead of as an intermediate?

Photochromic glass, used for sunglasses darkens when exposed to bright light and becomes more transparent again when the light is less bright. The depth of color of the glass is related to the ...
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Why isn't chlorine reduced or nitrogen oxidised in the reaction between ammonium perchlorate and aluminium?

A space shuttle’s upward thrust came from the following reaction between aluminium and ammonium perchlorate. $$\ce{10 Al + 6 NH4ClO4 → 4 Al2O3 + 2 AlCl3 + 12 H2O + 3 N2}$$ Which statements about this ...
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Could an extremely strong reducing/oxidising agent attack nitrogen molecules? [closed]

Could a very strong reducing agent like lithium aluminium hydride or a very strong oxidizing agent like manganese heptoxide react with $\ce{N2}$? Usually when people talk about reactive substances ...
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Finding percent contamination of sulfur dioxide in air by redox reaction with iodine

I would really like some help with this problem. My work is at the bottom. I've tried multiple ways and have gotten the same answer for both, but for some reason the computer program won't accept the ...
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Preparing Hypochlorous acid from salt water

I am a school student and I want help with a project My aim: Preparing Hypochlorous Acid (Suitable for sanitation). I searched across the internet and found an article at https://www.hypochlorousacid....
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Different solutions in cyclic voltammetry

CV is usually used to monitor corrosion (from what I have learned) because, if it is a reversible reaction, we can see the cathodic and anodic peak in the voltammogram. I know that the scan rate ...
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Why cupric ion oxidises iodide to iodine

I have learnt in the qualitative analysis of cupric ions that upon treating its aqueous solution with excess $\ce{KI}$, triiodide ions are formed which can be further tested using starch. The ...
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Do reactions necessarily need to be redox in order to occur? [closed]

When l asked my teacher why the reaction between $\ce{S2O8^2-}$ and $\ce{Co^3+}$ did not occur, he said both were oxidising agents so their reaction would not be redox and thus the reaction would not ...
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Number of moles of acidified potassium dichromate required to liberate 6 moles of iodine from an aqueous solution of iodate ions

I came across this question in a recent exam I had taken: How many moles of acidified $\ce{K2Cr2O7}$ is required to liberate 6 moles of $\ce{I2}$ from an aqueous solution of $\ce{I-}$ ? So this is ...
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How to find number of moles of HNO3 behaving like acid in a redox reaction?

In the reaction $(1)$, how to find the number of moles of $\ce{HNO3}$, which is behaving like acid? The reaction is given as follows: $$\ce{Sn + HNO3 -> Sn(NO3)2 + NH4NO3 + H2O} \tag1$$ To find ...
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What is “protein redox conformation”?

From an article by Frye et al. [1]: Reduced glutathione (GSH) is the major intracellular redox buffer and is essential in free radical scavenging, redox homeostasis, maintenance of protein redox ...
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Side product obtained in reduction of cuprous oxide with carbon

So my book sates that in the extraction of cuprous oxide, the following reaction takes place. $$\ce{Cu2O + C -> 2 Cu + CO}$$ This makes sense to me, if it is seen as the following two reactions ...
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Sodium metal from electrolysis of molten sodium bisulfate?

My question is relatively straightforward. Can sodium metal be extracted from molten sodium bisulfate via electrolysis? I have done it before with molten sodium hydroxide, but there is such a small ...
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How do I balance this redox reaction? [closed]

The reaction given was $\ce{FNO3 -> O2 + F^- + NO3^-}$ (in basic medium) I've noticed that the atoms which have their oxidation numbers changed are the oxygen and the nitrogen atom (as the ...
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Basic Chemistry: Carbon Dioxide Formation Unsure about Reaction [closed]

I have the following question description: Consider a gas composed of $\ce{CO_2}$, $\ce{CO}$, $\ce{O_2}$ and $\ce{O}$ with 1 $\ce{C}$ nuclei for every 2 $\ce{O}$ nuclei. I am trying to write ...
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Can pthalic acid or 1,2-Benzenedimethanol be possible products of Cannizzaro reaction of phthalaldehyde?

I know the main product that is ortho-hydroxymethyl benzoate ion but I think that phthalic acid and catechol must be formed also in very small amounts but I am unable to get any confirmation from the ...
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Products of electrolysis of Ni(NO3)2

During the electrolysis of $\ce{Ni(NO3)2}$ using nickel electrodes, it's said that the molarity of the solution remains constant as nickel's active, and dissolves and deposits in equal measure. But ...
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Why does nital need alcohol when etching metals?

I was reading about HNO3 and I saw it can be mixed with alcohol to form "nital", which is useful when etching metals, especially carbon steel. I wonder why alcohol is needed? HNO3 itself is ...
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Does standard electrode potential depend upon temperature?

Does standard reduction potential depend on temperature? I am confused because my institute gives the definition for standard reduction potential as the potential that is measured at standard state ...
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I am having problem with this question including topics of redox reactions and charges [duplicate]

What is the oxidation number of $\ce{Fe}$ in $\ce{K4[Fe(CN)6]}$? This seems to be a pretty easy problem. Just input the oxidation numbers of everything and equate for 'x'. But the problem is that I ...
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Is HBrO2 a reductor?

I'm working on a chemistry project and that features a reaction where $\ce{Br-}$ participates in a redox reaction as a reductor. Eventually, $\ce{HBrO2}$ competes with $\ce{Br-}$ to react with the ...
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How does the charge imbalance affect the cell reaction when there is no salt bridge in a galvanic cell?

As mentioned in the answers to this question Why is it important to use a salt bridge in a voltaic cell? Can a wire be used? a salt bridge is used to keep the two half cells neutral. i understand how ...
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Rusting of iron is quicker in saline water than in ordinary water [duplicate]

I feel so because, saline water has more more electrons and because of that there will be oxidation will take place faster and hence the overall process will speed up. Is this explanation good enough ...
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In a battery, what happens to LiCoO2 when the lithium leaves? It becomes CoO2?

What chemical compound exists at the cathode of a lithium-ion battery when the lithium is not there? The cathode is usually described as $\ce{LiCoO2}$, so does it become $\ce{CoO2}$? $\ce{CoO2}$ ...
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Balancing reactions algebraic method limitations [duplicate]

How do I balance this reaction using the algebraic method? Seems that the equation can't be solved. How do I balance such reaction and does the algebraic method has limitations and wont work for ...
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m-CPBA Selectivity between Baeyer Villiger Oxidation and Epoxidation?

If both a ketone and an alkene are present in a molecule and you add one equivalent of m-CPBA, what are the factors that determine which group will be oxidized, the ketone through Baeyer-Villiger ...
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Is reduction of copper oxide a combustion reaction?

Is the following reaction a combustion reaction or just a single displacement? Could be both? $$\ce{H2 + CuO -> Cu + H2O}$$ A friend of mine claims it is a combustion reaction because it is ...
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Reaction between halogens and concentrated nitric acid

I have read that the reaction between $\ce{I2}$ and conc. $\ce{HNO3}$ gives $\ce{HIO3}$ and $\ce{NO2},$ but there is no mention of the other halogens' products. Do they all give halous acids and ...
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What is the state of aggregation of iodine formed during electrolysis of molten nickel(II) iodide? [closed]

Assume the electrolysis of molten $\ce{NiI2(l)}$ (inert electrodes) in a cell. The cell with a heating element is in the room; the room is at $\pu{25 °C}$ and $\pu{101.3 kPa}.$ The half-reaction for ...
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Is the effect of hydroperoxyl radicals significant in the oxidation of organic compounds in the Fenton reaction? Why or why not?

In the Fenton reaction, a ferrous catalyst and hydrogen peroxide are used to generate hydroxyl radicals which in turn oxidise organic compounds. The reaction is commonly seen in the treatment of ...
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Why is chromate stable in basic medium and dichromate stable in acidic medium?

When I was studying the equilibrium existing between chromate and dichromate ions in the solution, I came to know that Chromate ion is more stable in basic medium while dichromate ion is stable in ...
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Which is a dye: Ferric Acetate or Ferrous Acetate?

I’ve been trying to make Iron Acetate to dye leather and I cannot, for the life of me, figure this out experimentally. I’ve been allowing steel wool to react with pure white vinegar in a sealed glass ...
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Effect of charge density on electrolysis of dilute sulphuric acid

I am told that if electrolysis of dilute sulfuric acid is performed under high charge density, then the following reaction takes place at anode instead of evolving oxygen: $$\ce{2 HSO4- -> H2S2O8 +...
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Can aqua regia work with sources of chloride and nitrate other than hydrochloric acid and nitric acid?

According to Professor Poliakov and a question on Chemistry Stackexchange here, gold dissolves in aqua regia because the nitrate ion oxidizes the gold into $\ce{Au^3+}$, and the chloride bonds to the ...
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Are there acid/base processes in aqueous solution that are so slow that they are kinetically controlled?

This question came up in figuring out what the fundamental differences are between redox chemistry and acid/base chemistry (if any). In redox chemistry, strong oxidants and strong reductants can co-...

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