Is Ag2O a mild oxidising agent?


Ag2O is a mild oxidizing agent.

Mild oxidizing agents do not fully oxidize alcohol to carboxylic acids. However, the reaction will be stopped at ketone only.

Oxidizing agent

An oxidizing agent is a chemical species that appears to oxidize other compounds, causing them to lose electrons and thereby increase their oxidation state. Common examples of oxidizing agent,

  • Halogens like chlorine and fluorine
  • Oxygen
  • Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)

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