Why Ce4+ behaves as good oxidising agent although being a stable species?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

The formation of Ce4+ is favoured by its noble gas configuration, but it is a strong oxidant reverting to the common +3 state because the Eo value for Ce4+/ Ce3+ is    + 1.74 V which is positive.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM