We’re being asked to determine how many electrons are involved in the half-reaction of conversion of sulfate (SO42-) to sulfite ion (SO32-)
In this case, we have to balance the redox reaction for this half-reaction.
SO42- → SO32-
Follow the steps below:
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+)
Step 4: Balance the charges: add electrons to the more positive side (or less negative side)
The balanced half-reaction in which sulfate ion is reduced to sulfite ion is a __________ process.
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