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1. What do i have wrong here for my chemical equation? Seems to be right but my homework wont accept it.

Balance the redox reaction occurring in acidic solution.

Sn(s)+MnO−4(aq) → Sn2+(aq)+Mn2+(aq)

5Sn+2MnO−4+16H+→5Sn2++2Mn2++8H2O

is this correct?

2. Originally Posted by needOfHelpCMath
What do i have wrong here for my chemical equation? Seems to be right but my homework wont accept it.

Balance the redox reaction occurring in acidic solution.

Sn(s)+MnO−4(aq) → Sn2+(aq)+Mn2+(aq)

5Sn+2MnO−4+16H+→5Sn2++2Mn2++8H2O

is this correct?
Hi needOfHelpCMath!

It seems correct to me, although the question does ask to include phases.
So should it perhaps be:
$$Sn(s)+MnO^−_4(aq) → Sn^{2+}(aq)+Mn^{2+}(aq)$$
$$5Sn(s)+2MnO^−_4(aq) + 16H^+(aq)→ 5Sn^{2+}(aq)+2Mn^{2+}(aq) + 8H_2O$$

Originally Posted by I like Serena
Hi needOfHelpCMath!

It seems correct to me, although the question does ask to include phases.
So should it perhaps be:
$$Sn(s)+MnO^−_4(aq) → Sn^{2+}(aq)+Mn^{2+}(aq)$$
$$5Sn(s)+2MnO^−_4(aq) + 16H^+(aq)→ 5Sn^{2+}(aq)+2Mn^{2+}(aq) + 8H_2O$$

4. Originally Posted by needOfHelpCMath
Perhaps MnO-4 should be the other way around. That is, it should be MnO4-, since it's really $(MnO_4)^-$.