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Explain why Cu^+ ion is not stable in aqueous solutions?

8.9     Explain why Cu^{+} ion is not stable in aqueous solutions?

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Cu^{+} ion is unstable in aq. solution and disproportionate to give Cu^{2+} and Cu
2Cu^{+}(aq)\rightarrow Cu^{2+}(aq)+Cu(s)
The hydration energy release during the formation of Cu^{2+}compensates the energy required to remove an electron from d^{10}-configuration.

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