JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry Redox Reactions Disproportionation

Disproportionation

Category : JEE Main & Advanced

One and the same substance may act simultaneously as an oxidising agent and as a reducing agent with the result that a part of it gets oxidised to a higher state and rest of it is reduced to lower state of oxidation. Such a reaction, in which a substance undergoes simultaneous oxidation and reduction is called disproportionation and the substance is said to disproportionate.           

Following are the some examples of disproportionation,


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