How do I balance this equation?

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lowpsmash
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How do I balance this equation?

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Zn (s) + NO3-(aq) + H+(aq) → Zn2+ (aq) + NO2-(g) + H2O (l)
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1. Show first, which ones are the redox pairs?
2. Reduction Add H+ hat H2O
3. Oxidation Zn to Zn 2+
4. Balance the charges with e-
5. Equality the electrons
6. Add both equations
7. Eliminate electrons, H+ and water if Impossible.
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