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

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

Expert Answer:

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

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