Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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Account for the Following: Cr+2 is a Strong Reducing Agent - Chemistry

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Account for the following: Cr+2 is a strong reducing agent

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Solution

Cr2+ is strongly reducing in nature. It has a d4 configuration. While acting as a reducing agent, it gets oxidised to Cr3+ (with electronic configuration d3). This d3 configuration can be written as t32g configuration, which is a more stable configuration.

Concept: General Properties of the Transition Elements (D-block)
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