Silver chloride breaks down to form silver and chlorine in the presence of light. What type of reaction is this?

1 Answer
Nov 14, 2016

Photolysis or photo dissociation reaction.


First of all it is decomposition reaction, since #AgCl# is being decomposed to form #Ag# and #Cl_2#

Since the reaction is occurring in light it is called photodecomposition or photodissociation or photolysis reaction.

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