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For the redox reaction,

MnO4+C2O24+H+Mn2+CO2+H2O

The correct coefficients of the reactants for the balanced equation are:

A
MnO4 - 2, C2O24 - 16, H+ - 5
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MnO4 - 2, C2O24 - 5, H+ - 16
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MnO4 - 16, C2O24 - 5, H+ - 2
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MnO4 - 5, C2O24 - 16, H+ - 2
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Solution

The correct option is B MnO4 - 2, C2O24 - 5, H+ - 16

n - factor of MnO45
n - factor of C2O242
Ration of n - factors of MnO4 and C2O24 is 5 : 2
So, molar ratio in balanced reaction is 2 : 5
The balanced equation is
2MnO4+5C2O24+16H+2Mn2++10CO2+8H2O

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