Answer to Question #59568 in Organic Chemistry for mmed

Question #59568
I have been trying to balance this redox reaction for the last two hours, but my final answer doesn't look correct. I am trying to balance the oxidation reaction of benzoin to benzil using nitric acid.
The unbalanced equation is :- benzoin + nitric acid ----> benzil + NO2
My answer is :- Benzoin + 2 nitric acid ------> 2 NO2 + 2 H2O + benzil
I balanced it using half rxn
does it look correct, please help.
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2016-04-29T09:28:03-0400
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08.04.20, 20:47

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Manjunath6
08.04.20, 04:17

Please help me by giving details answer how to do you balance this reaction by half method

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