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Problem: Complete and balance the following equations, and identify the oxidizing and reducing agents.MnO−4(aq)+CH3OH(aq)→Mn2+(aq)+HCO2H(aq) (acidic solution)Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.

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To balance the given oxidation-reduction reaction (acidic solution):


MnO4(aq) +  CH3OH(aq)     Mn2+(aq) + HCO2H(aq)


Step 1: Separate into two half-reactions:

MnO4(aq) Mn2+(aq)                                                  CH3OH(aq)  HCO2H(aq)

(Mn: balanced)                                                                           (C: balanced)

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Complete and balance the following equations, and identify the oxidizing and reducing agents.

MnO−4(aq)+CH3OH(aq)→Mn2+(aq)+HCO2H(aq) (acidic solution)

Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.

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