Problem: Complete and balance each of the following half-reactions (steps 2–5 in half-reaction method):(b) Hg(l) + Br−(aq) ⟶ HgBr42−(aq)

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Balancing this particular half reaction:  Hg(l) + Br(aq) ⟶ HgBr42−(aq), we will be applying the steps where:

Step 1: Balance the non H or O atoms (must have 4 Br on both sides)

Hg(l) + 4Br(aq) ⟶ HgBr42−(aq)

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Complete and balance each of the following half-reactions (steps 2–5 in half-reaction method):

(b) Hg(l) + Br(aq) ⟶ HgBr42−(aq)


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