# Problem: The following is a(n) ______ half reaction in which ______ electrons are transferred.ClO3− → ClO2 A. reduction, 1B. oxidation, 1C. oxidation, 2D. reduction, 2E. oxidation, 3

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to complete the following sentence:

The following is a(n) ______ half-reaction in which ______ electrons are transferred.

Given Reaction:      ClO3 → ClO2

We’ll write and determine the half-reaction using the following steps:

Step 1: Balance the non-hydrogen and non-oxygen elements first
Step 2: Balance oxygen by adding H2O to the side that needs oxygen (1 O: 1 H2O)
Step 3: Balance hydrogen by adding H+ to the side that needs hydrogen (1 H: 1 H+)
Step 4: Balance the charges: add electrons to the more positive side (or less negative side)
Step 5: Determine if the reaction is oxidation half-reaction and the reduction half-reaction.

Given Reaction:      ClO3 → ClO2

###### Problem Details

The following is a(n) ______ half reaction in which ______ electrons are transferred.

ClO3 → ClO2

A. reduction, 1

B. oxidation, 1

C. oxidation, 2

D. reduction, 2

E. oxidation, 3

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Redox Reaction concept. You can view video lessons to learn Redox Reaction. Or if you need more Redox Reaction practice, you can also practice Redox Reaction practice problems.