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Problem: Balance the following oxidation–reduction reactions that occur in acidic solution.a. Zn(s) + HCl(aq) → Zn2+(aq) + H2(g) + Cl-(aq)

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We are being asked to balance the given oxidation-reduction reaction. The reaction is under acidic conditionsWhen 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 oxidation–reduction reactions that occur in acidic solution.

a. Zn(s) + HCl(aq) → Zn2+(aq) + H2(g) + Cl-(aq)

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