NF3 is the only halide of nitrogen that is stable. why?

Asked by viveksureshkumar | 2nd Dec, 2010, 11:21: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student
 
The unstability of other halides of nitrogen, e.g.  NCl3 , NBr3 or  NI3 is because of weakness of N - X bond due to large difference in the size of N & X(other than F) atoms. as size of N and F are quite same , so NF3 exists and it is an exothermic compound.
 
We hope that clarifies your query.
Regards
Team
Topperlearning

Answered by  | 3rd Dec, 2010, 07:21: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.