# Balancing redox rxn

#### alex1231

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Hi
Does anyone know how to balance this?
KMnO4+NH3 goes into KNO3+MnO2+KOH+H2O
Thank you

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#### alex1231

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Here is the balanced equation but I have no idea how to get that!
8 KMnO4 + 3 NH3 &#8594; 3 KNO3 + 8 MnO2 + 5 KOH + 2 H2O

#### Danny289

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Hi
Does anyone know how to balance this?
KMnO4+NH3 goes into KNO3+MnO2+KOH+H2O
Thank you

Hi, alex, just follow my explanation and learn it forevere.

first: find out which elements reduce or oxidize,
you can easyly will find "N" and "Mn" why not others?
answer: K , Na , Li, when they are in compond always are"+1"
ok now we find oxidation number:

NH3===========> KNO3

-3 (N+ 3= 0)=======> +5 [(1+N+(-6)=0]

=========== +8 ==========> oxidze

.. ... ..... . .. .. ... .. .. .................. ..........................

then for KMnO4

KMno4 ===========>Mn02

Mn+7=========>Mn+4

===== 3 ====== red0x

Ok now we are almost done:
1- change the numbers (8 and 3)

8 KmnO4 + 3 NH3==> KNO3 + MnO2 + KOH + H20

2- in your product balance Mn & N because they are your main oxidation and reduction agents

8 KmnO4 + 3 NH3==> 3 KNO3 + 8 MnO2 + KOH + H20

3 -you go for metal or cation and anion that are not changed (here means K)

8 KmnO4 + 3 NH3==> 3 KNO3 + 8 MnO2 +5 KOH + H20

4- remeber most of the time water and hydrogyn and oxygyn are the last for balancing:

8 KmnO4 +3NH3 ==> 3 KNO3 + 8 MnO2 +5 KOH + 2 H20

good luck

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Thank you.

#### Ibraiz

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