The compound  AgF2 is an unstable compound. However, if formed, the compound acts as a very strong oxidizing agent. Why?

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  82

##### Solution :-

The oxidation no. of Ag in $$AgF_{ 2 }$$​ is +2. But, +2 is very unstable oxidation no. of Ag. Hence, when $$AgF_{ 2 }$$​ is formed, silver accepts an electron and forms $$Ag^{ + }$$. This decreases the oxidation no. of Ag from +2 to +1. +1 state is more stable. Therefore, $$AgF_{ 2 }$$​ acts as a very strong oxidizing agent.

Answered by Abhisek | 1 year ago

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