BALANCE THE FOLLOWING REDOX REACTION Hg + HNO3----> Hg2(NO3)2 + NO + H2O

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   1. Identify which reactants are being oxidizing and which is being reduced.oxidation: HgHg2NO32reduction: HNO3NO22. Write down the transfer of electron   2HgHg2NO32+2e-  HNO3+e-NO23.Balance all other atoms. Reactant should be added on left side and products to the right.2Hg+2HNO3Hg2NO32+2e-HNO3+e-NO24.Add half reactions together and simplify the equation2Hg+4HNO3Hg2NO32+2NO2+2H2Oso this was the sum of reaction and balanced reaction.
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