In the previous blog post, i have shared with you on the strategies to balance redox equations using the **Half-Reaction Method** in **acidic medium**. If you have missed out on that, you should click HERE to view the video teachings.

Today, we are going to continue to use the **Half-Reaction Method** to **balance redox equations** in the **alkaline medium**.

**13 Steps Strategy to Balance Redox Equations in Alkaline / Basic Medium:**

Following are the strategy when you need to balance redox equations in the alkaline medium:

1: Using the O.S., identify the oxidised and reduced species

2: Construct a half-reaction for the oxidation step & balance the no. of atoms oxidised

3: Balance O by adding H_{2}O

4: Balance H by adding H^{+}

5: **Add to both sides of the equation the same no. of OH ^{–} as there are H^{+} (alkaline medium)**

6: Combine H^{+} & OH^{–} to form H_{2}O

7: Cancel any extra H_{2}O

8: Balance charges by adding electrons

9: Oxidation half-reaction equation is now balanced

10: Repeat step 2 to step 9

11: Reduction half-reaction equation is now balanced

12: Combine the two half-reaction equations to eliminate electrons

13: Overall Redox Equation is now balanced

The following video will also show you an example of how i have done so. Enjoy!

Length of video: 9.53 minutes

Direct video link: https://youtu.be/LZm9tMwiRr0

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