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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)
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.