explain by giving appropriate reasons for the following (1)- SF6 is kinetically inert (2)-which one of PCl4+ ion and PCl4- ion is not possible to exist and why. (3)- NF3 is an exothermic compound whereas NCl3 is not.

Asked by Prakhar Tripathi | 1st Feb, 2014, 09:31: AM

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(1)SF6 is kinetically inert.
SF6 is extremely stable  and chemically inert for stearic reasons.
In SF6 , the six F atoms protect the sulphur atom from attack by reagents to such an extent that even thermodynamically  most favourable reactions like hydrolysis donot occur.

Answered by  | 3rd Apr, 2014, 11:00: AM

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