Oxidation Number Method for balancing Redox Reaction

Oxidation Number Method for balancing Redox Reaction

Consider the following reaction.

Step 1: Assign the oxidation number per atom of an element and write it over their symbols.

Step 2: Identify the elements undergoing a change in oxidation number.

Step 3: Draw a bridge between the same atoms undergoing a change in oxidation number.

Step 4: Balance the loss and gain of electrons by multiplying with small suitable Whole numbers.

Step 5 : Balance the rest of equation by inspection method . Balance the atoms  other than oxygen and hydrogen first .

 Step 6: Balance oxygen atoms and finally hydrogen atoms . 

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