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Why CCl 2 is unstable while PbCl 2 is stable.Explain with reference to the inert pair effect.

Why CCl2 is unstable while PbCl2 is stable.Explain with reference to the inert pair effect.

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ashutosh aggarwal
14 Points
10 years ago

because as we go down the group small oxidation state becomes more stable .As Pb is a group-6 element ,thus it is more stable in +2 oxidation state.This is known as inert pair effect.

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