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What is meant by ‘disproportionation’ of an oxidation state?

What is meant by ‘disproportionation’ of an oxidation state?

Grade:9

1 Answers

Sumit Majumdar IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 137 Points
6 years ago
Dear student,
Disproportionation reaction are redox reactions in which same element oxidixes and reduces. it is also known as self oxidation reduction reaction.
Example:
P4 + NAOH = PH3 + NAH2PO2
Here p4 is reduced(oxidation number decreases) in PH3 from 0 to -3 and also oxidized(oxidation number increases) in NAH2PO2 from 0 to +1.
Regards
Sumit

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