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Mon February 14, 2011 By: Rishita Gajbhiye

what are dispropornation reactions?explain with eg

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Mon February 14, 2011
Dear Student
 
A reaction involving a substance that produces two different forms of the substance, one more oxidized and the other more reduced than the original.
 
The disproportionation of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen catalysed by either potassium iodide or the enzyme catalase:
2H2O2 â†’ 2H2O + O2
Cannizzaro reaction is also example of disproportionation reaction.
 
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