Problem: Separate this redox reaction into its component half-reactions.3O2 + 4Co → 2Co 2O3 

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  • Before we split the reaction into half reactions, we must determine the oxidation numbers of each atom in the reaction

  • For O2 and Co in the reactant side, both will have 0 as its ON since it's in its atomic form

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Separate this redox reaction into its component half-reactions.

3O2 + 4Co → 2Co 2O3