Why is SF? kinetically inert ?

Asked by haleema Rafeeq | 9th Mar, 2012, 08:14: PM

Expert Answer:

The low reactivity is due to SF6 being kinetically inert due to:

  • Coordination saturation precluding associative reactions with nucleophiles.
  • Strong S-F bond (360 kJ/mol) limiting dissociative reactions.

Answered by  | 10th Mar, 2012, 08:57: AM

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