2 [Ag(NH3)2]OH + C3H5O → H2O + 4 NH3 + 2 Ag + C3H5O2
This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:
3 C-I - 2 e- → 3 C-1/3 (oxidation)
2 AgI + 2 e- → 2 Ag0 (reduction)
C3H5O is a reducing agent, [Ag(NH3)2]OH is an oxidizing agent.
- H2O – Water, oxidane
- Names: Ammonia , Azane (only intended for use in naming derivatives of ammonia) , Hydrogen nitride
- Appearance: Colourless gas ; Colourless gas or compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour ; Colorless gas with a pungent, suffocating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas. Easily liquefied under pressure.]