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The equation Ag + + Cu Cu 2 + + Ag has equal numbers of each type of element on each side of the equation. This equation, however, is not balanced. Why is this equation not balanced? Balance the equation.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason why the given reaction is not balanced should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The balanced chemical redox reaction is that in which each element and the charges involved in the reaction is equal in reactant and product side.

Explanation

Given information:

Ag++ Cu  Cu2++ Ag

The given reaction is not balanced as the total charge on reactant side is + 1 and on product side is + 2.

The balanced chemical redox reaction is that in which each element and the charges involved in the reaction is equal in reactant and product side.

In order to balance the reaction:

The half-cell reactions are:

Ag++ 1e Ag                       1Cu  Cu2+</

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