Thu September 08, 2011 By: Tushar Jain

What are pseudohalides?

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Thu September 08, 2011
Pseudohalogen molecules are inorganic molecules of the general forms Ps–Ps or Ps–X, where Ps is a pseudohalogen group such as cyanide, cyanate, thiocyanate and others, and X is a "true" halogen. Not all combinations are known to be stable. Examples of symmetrical pseudohalogens (Ps–Ps) include cyanogen (CN)2, thiocyanogen (SCN)2, selenorhodane (SeCN)2, azidodithiocarbonate (N3CS2)2.
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