which component is the oxidising agent in aqua regia?

 

Asked by Sanskruti | 11th Jan, 2018, 05:34: PM

Expert Answer:

Aqua regia is 1:3 ratio mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid.
when both strong acids react they form following most reactive components:
 
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Chlorine and nitrosyl chloride are strong oxidising agents that enable aqua regia to dissolved several metals including the noble metals are not dissolved by HNO3 and HCl individually. 

Answered by Ramandeep | 13th Jan, 2018, 11:45: PM