# Question & Answer: For a particular redox reaction SO32– is oxidized to SO42– and Ag is reduced to Ag. Complete…..

For a particular redox reaction SO32– is oxidized to SO42– and Ag is reduced to Ag. Complete and balance the equation for this reaction in basic solution. Phases are optional.

(SO3)^2- + Ag+ –> (SO4)^-2 + Ag

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Could you please provide detailed steps on how to balence this reaction in BASIC solution (the answer uses H2O and OH)

In basic solution = OH- must be present

split equations

SO3-2 = SO4-2

Ag+ = Ag

H2O + SO3-2 = SO4-2

Ag+ = Ag

H2O + SO3-2 = SO4-2 + 2H+

Ag+ = Ag

balance charge, both sides must have the same value

H2O + SO3-2 = SO4-2 + 2H+ + 2e-

e- + Ag+ = Ag

balance e-

H2O + SO3-2 = SO4-2 + 2H+ + 2e-

2e- + 2Ag+ = 2Ag

2e- + 2Ag+ + H2O + SO3-2 = SO4-2 + 2H+ + 2e- +  2Ag

now cancel common terms

2Ag+ + H2O + SO3-2 = SO4-2 + 2H+ +2Ag

now, add OH- for basic conditions

2OH- + 2Ag+ + H2O + SO3-2 = SO4-2 + 2H+ +2Ag + 2OH-