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# Identify the correctly balanced redox reaction using ion-electron method. FeSO4+KMnO4+H2SO4→Fe2(SO4)3+MnSO4+H2O+K2SO4

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10FeSO4+2KMnO4+8H2SO45Fe2(SO4)3+2MnSO4+8H2O+K2SO4
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2FeSO4+10KMnO4+4H2SO42Fe2(SO4)3+5MnSO4+8H2O+10K2SO4
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8FeSO4+10KMnO4+2H2SO45Fe2(SO4)3+4MnSO4+H2O+2K2SO4
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10FeSO4+8KMnO4+2H2SO44Fe2(SO4)3+2MnSO4+5H2O+K2SO4
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## The correct option is A 10FeSO4+2KMnO4+8H2SO4→5Fe2(SO4)3+2MnSO4+8H2O+K2SO4 Step-1 : Assign the oxidation number to each element present in the reaction. +2 +6 −2FeSO4++1 +7 −2KMnO4++1 +6 −2H2SO4→+3 +6 −2Fe2(SO4)3++2 +6 −2MnSO4++1 −2H2O Step 2. Remove all the spectator ions and convert the reaction into its ionic form. Spectator ions - The ions whose oxidation numbers do not change during the reaction Fe2+++7MnO−4→Fe3++Mn2+ Step 3 : Split the reaction into two halves i.e. the oxidation half and the reduction half Determine the oxidation states of the atoms and balance the reaction atom-wise and then electrons-wise. Fe2+oxidation−−−−−→Fe3+∣∣ MnO−4Reduction−−−−−−→Mn2+ Step 4: Balance the atom other than oxygen and hydrogen atom in both half reactions Fe2+→Fe3+| MnO−4→Mn2+ Fe and Mn atoms are balanced on both side. Step 5: Now balance O and H atom by H2O and H+ respectively by the following way: For one excess oxygen atom, add one H2O on the other side and two H+ on the same side. Fe2+→Fe3+ (no oxygen atom) ...(i) 8H++MnO−4→Mn2++4H2O ...(ii) Step 6: Equation (i) and (ii) are balanced atom wise. Now balance both equations charge wise. To balance the charge, add electrons to the electrically positive side. Fe2+oxidation−−−−−→Fe3++e− ...(1) 5e−+8H++MnO−4Reduction−−−−−−→Mn2++4H2O ...(2) Step 7: The number of electrons gained and lost in each half reaction are equalised by multiplying both the half reactions with a suitable factor and finally the half reactions are added to give the overall balanced reaction. Here, we multiply equation (1) by 5 and (2) by 1 and add them: Fe2+→Fe3++e− ...(1) × 5 5e−+8H++MnO−4→Mn2++4H2O ...(2) × 1 ______________________________________________ 5Fe2++8H++MnO−4→5Fe2++Mn2++4H2O (Here, at this stage, you will get balanced redox reaction in Ionic form) Step IX: Now convert the Ionic reaction into molecular form by adding the elements or species, which are removed in step (2). Now, by some manipulation, you will get: 5FeSO4+KMnO4+4H2SO4→52Fe2(SO4)3+MnSO4+4H2O+12K2SO4 or 10FeSO4+2KMnO4+8H2SO4→5Fe2(SO4)3+2MnSO4+8H2O+K2SO4.  Suggest Corrections  1      Similar questions
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