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How do I balance the following redox reaction?

HNO2 -> NO + NO2 (in acidic conditions)

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Step 1

Step 1: Find the oxidation states of atoms in the given reaction.

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3- ΗΝ 02 +2-2 ΝΟ + +4-2 Ν Ο2 Υ

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Step 2

Step 2: Separate the redox reaction into two parts: an oxidation and a reduction reaction.

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Oxidation: HNO, >NO2 e Reduction: HNO, +e ->NO

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Step 3: Balance the charge so that both sides have the same total charge by adding H+ ion to the deficient side; and al...

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NO2 eH Oxidation: HNO, - Reduction: HNO, +e +H NO H,0

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