# How do we balance the oxidation of chloride anion to give chlorine gas by potassium permanganate?

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See diagram in explanation

#### Explanation:

Oxidation-Reduction Rxn =>

We use the redox method of balancing equations, where electrons are introduced as virtual particles...........

#### Explanation:

Using oxidation numbers we write the reduction equation:

Both mass and charge are balanced as required.........

And then we need a reduction half equation.........

Any species whose

We add

Given the half equation method, for every electron loss,

The