Problem: Assign oxidation states to all the elements in this unbalanced reaction: Ag+(aq) + Cu(s) → Ag(s) + Cu2+ (aq)Which substance gets oxidized?Which substance gets reduced?Balance the Redox reaction.

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Ag+(aq) + Cu(s) → Ag(s) + Cu2+(aq)



Step 1: Separate the whole reaction into two half-reactions


Cu(s) →  Cu2+(aq)                                           Ag+(aq) → Ag(s)   

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Assign oxidation states to all the elements in this unbalanced reaction: 

Ag+(aq) + Cu(s) → Ag(s) + Cu2+ (aq)

Which substance gets oxidized?

Which substance gets reduced?

Balance the Redox reaction.

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