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Problem: Balance the following redox reaction in acidic solution: Cu(s)+NO3−(aq)→Cu2+(aq)+NO2(g) Express your answer as a chemical equation including phases.

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Given reaction: Cu(s) + NO3(aq) → Cu2+(aq) + NO2(g)


Step 1: Separate half-reactions:

Cu(s) → Cu2+(aq)                                        NO3(aq) → NO2(g)


Step 2: Balance non-hydrogen and non-oxygen elements first:

Cu(s) → Cu2+(aq)                                        NO3(aq) → NO2(g)

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Balance the following redox reaction in acidic solution: 

Cu(s)+NO3−(aq)→Cu2+(aq)+NO2(g) 

Express your answer as a chemical equation including phases.

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