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Why Hg 2 2+ exists but not Hg + ?

Why Hg22+ exists but not Hg+?

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
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11 years ago

Dear sudarshan,

Hg+ atom has sp hybrid orbital, so it likes to bond with additional Hg+ ion to form a Hg22+ ion and Hg+2 is more stable as comapred to Hg+.

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