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Solution: What is the stoichiometric coefficient for Pd(s) when the following equation is balanced using the smallest set of whole-number coefficients?Pd(s) + Sb3+(aq) → Pd2+(aq) + Sb(s)(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5

Problem

What is the stoichiometric coefficient for Pd(s) when the following equation is balanced using the smallest set of whole-number coefficients?

Pd(s) + Sb3+(aq) → Pd2+(aq) + Sb(s)

(A) 1 

(B) 2 

(C) 3 

(D) 4 

(E) 5

Solution

Balance the redox reaction of Pd(s) + Sb3+(aq) → Pd2+(aq) + Sb(s) where we have to find the coefficient of Pd(s)

  • Recall that when balancing chemical equations, we have to make sure that the number of elements on both sides is equal with the lowest whole number coefficients.
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