Zinc but not copper is used for recovery  of Ag From the complex [Ag(CN2)]-  . Why?


Joshi sir comment

Zn is better reducing agent in comparison to Cu for the said complex so it is used

besides it answer by sarika is correct too

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zinc is used instead of copper for the said purpose because zinc reacts with faster rate and it also more economical than cu

well the rxn vyl be    Zn + 2[Ag(CN2)-]   => 2 Ag+ [ Zn(CN4)2-]

SARIKA SHARMA 8 year ago is this solution helpfull: 7 7

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