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

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

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The +2 oxidation state of Ag is unstable in nature, so the compound (Ag2+ ) tend to gain an electron to possess the +1 oxidation state of silver.