NF3 is the only halide of nitrogen that is stable. why?
Asked by viveksureshkumar | 2nd Dec, 2010, 11:21: PM
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.
Answered by | 3rd Dec, 2010, 07:21: PM
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