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Balance the following oxidation-reduction equations. The reactions occur in acidic solution. (Use the lowest possible whole number coefficients. Omit states-of-matter from your answer.)

Mg + HNO_{3} → Mg^{2+} + NO_{2}

To balance the given oxidation-reduction equation in acidic solution, follow these steps: 1.Divide the equation into two half-reactions, one for oxidation and one for reduction: