Balance the Half-Reaction between HNO3 (aq) and NO(g).
To achieve balanced chemical equations, it is crucial to be able to comprehend the HNO3 (aq) half-reaction to NO(g). This reaction must be balanced in order to predict the reactions and understand the behavior of reactants (James 2019,). Balance the half-reaction means that each side of the equation has equal numbers of elements. For HNO3 (aq), to NO(g), the unbalanced equation is HNO3 (aq). NO(g). This equation must be balanced by counting how many atoms each element has on either side. The left-hand side shows one atom each of hydrogen and three of nitrogen. (James 2019, 2019). The right side has one atom nitrogen and none of the hydrogen atoms. In order to balance this equation, one atom must be added to the right. You can do this by adding H+ (hydrogen ion) to the left side of equation. This will give you the balanced equation of HNO3?aq. H+ + NO(g).