Reactions of Trivalent Silver with One‐Electron Reducing Agents
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Kinetic and stoichiometric data are reported for the reduction of Ag(OH)−4 with Fe(CN)4−6, MnO2−4 and Mo(CN)4−8. The rate constants for reduction to Ag(II) are 1.1 × 105 M−1 s−1, 1.3 × 104 M−1 s−1 and < 1 × 102 M−1 s−1, respectively, at 25°C and μ = 1.2 M. Reaction with Mo(CN)4−8 results in an apparent one‐electron equilibrium, indicating a Ag(OH)−4/[Ag(II)]n potential near that of the Mo(V)/MO(IV) couple. In the Fe(CN)4−6 and MnO2−4 reactions, there is a competition between transfer of a second electron to silver and polymerization of silver(II). A general mechanism for these reactions is presented. Copyright © 1985 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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Israel Journal of Chemistry
Kirschenbaum, Louis J., Edward T. Borish, and James D. Rush. "Reactions of Trivalent Silver with One‐Electron Reducing Agents." Israel Journal of Chemistry 25, 2 (1985). doi: 10.1002/ijch.198500025.