Balancing the Redox Equation

  • Emil J. Margolis


The predominant objective of this chapter is the discerning application of the two important mathematically organized methods in general use for balancing the oxidation-reduction equation:
  1. 1.

    by oxidation number;

  2. 2.

    by ion-electron method (also called “half-reactions” and “partials”).



Oxidation State Oxidation Number Requisite Number Variable Oxidation State Electronegative Oxygen Atom 


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© Meredith Corporation 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emil J. Margolis
    • 1
  1. 1.The City College of the City University of New YorkUSA

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