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Problem: Balance the following redox reactionCl-(aq) + NO3-(aq) → NO(aq) + Cl2(g)

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We are being asked to balance the following redox reaction:

Cl-(aq) + 2 NO3-(aq) → NO(aq) + Cl2(g)

 Let’s balance the redox reaction first. We will assume that the reaction is under acidic conditionunless stated otherwise. When balancing redox reactions under acidic conditions, we will follow the following steps.

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

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

Step 3: Balance oxygen by adding H2O to the side that needs oxygen (1 O: 1 H2O)

Step 4: Balance hydrogen by adding H+ to the side that needs hydrogen (1 H: 1 H+)

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Balance the following redox reaction

Cl-(aq) + NO3-(aq) → NO(aq) + Cl2(g)

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