Potassium permanganate, KMnO4, is a powerful oxidizing agent. The products of a given redox reaction with the permanganate ion depend on the reaction conditions used.In basic solution, the following equation represents the reaction of this ion with a solution containing sodium fluoride: MnO4^-(aq)+F^-(aq)–>MnO2(s)+F2(aq)
Since this reaction takes place in basic solution, and will be shown in the reaction. Places for these species are indicated by the blanks in the following restatementof the equation: MnO4^-(aq)+F^-(aq)+____–>MnO2(s)+F2(aq)+____ What are the coefficients of the reactants and products in the balanced equation above? Remember to include and in the blanks where appropriate.
**In the hints, it gives this equation at the end: 2Mn04^-(aq)+6F^-(aq)+8H^+(aq)+8OH^-(aq)—>2MnO2(s)+3F2(aq)+4H2O(l)+8OH^-(aq)
Finally, cancel any water molecules appearing both as reactants and products to complete the mass balance.