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Problem: What coefficient of H+ balances the atoms in this half-reaction?H+(aq) + MnO2(s) → Mn2+(aq) + H2O(l)

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We are asked to only identify the coefficient of H+ balances the atoms in this half-reaction

Recall that when balancing chemical equations, we have to make sure that the number of elements on both sides is equal with the lowest whole number coefficients.

Reaction 1:

H+(aq) + MnO2(s) → Mn2+(aq) + H2O(l)

Mn   1

H      1

O      2

Mn      1

H      2

O      1

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What coefficient of H+ balances the atoms in this half-reaction?

H+(aq) + MnO2(s) → Mn2+(aq) + H2O(l)

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