Can PCl5 act as oxidising as well as reducing agent.Justify

Asked by  | 2nd Aug, 2008, 11:39: PM

Expert Answer:

PCl5 cannot act as reducing agent because it cannot increase its oxidation state beyond +5 and it can easily act  as oxididsing agent because it can decrease its oxidation state from +5 to +3. 

Answered by  | 3rd Aug, 2008, 03:31: PM

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