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We’re being asked to balance the given half-reaction and indicate whether it is an oxidation or reduction reaction.
Mo3+(aq) → Mo(s) (acidic solution)
When balancing redox reactions under acidic conditions, we will follow the following steps.
Step 1: Balance the non-hydrogen and non-oxygen elements first.
Step 2: Balance oxygen by adding H2O to the side that needs oxygen. (1 O: 1 H2O)
Step 3: Balance hydrogen by adding H+ to the side that needs hydrogen. (1 H: 1 H+)
Complete and balance the following half-reactions. In each case indicate whether the half-reaction is an oxidation or a reduction.
Complete and balance the following half-reaction: Mo3+(aq) → Mo(s) (acidic solution)