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The compound AgF2 is unstable. However, if formed, the compound acts as a very strong oxiding agent. Why?

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In AgF2 , oxidation state of Ag is + 2 which is very unstable. Since Ag can exist in a stable state of + 1 it quickly accepts an electron to form the more stable + 1 oxidation state. 

Ag2+ + e- → Ag+

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