Why is the oxidation of #Mn^(2+)# in ACIDIC media represented differently to the oxidation of #Mn^(2+)# in an ALKALINE medium? What do we mean by #H^+# or #H_3O^+#?
Because chemistry follows experiment...........
When we write a redox equation, of course we balance mass and charge, and the use of
In alkaline media,
Mass and charge are balanced (I think) as required. Note that this representation follows the actual experiment, not vice versa.
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