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Why Cu (1) is unstable and is found in solid state?.please explain..

Why Cu (1) is unstable and is found in solid state?.please explain..

Grade:11

1 Answers

Umakant biswal
5359 Points
4 years ago
dear manas 
in an aqueous medium cu ^2+ is more stable than cu^+ . 
this is beacuse although energy is required to remove one electron from cu+ to cu 2+ , high hydration energy of cu 2+ compensate for it . 
therefore cu + ion in aqueous solution is unstable . 
it disproportionate to give cu 2+ and cu 
HOPE IT CLEARS 
REGARDS 

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