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Fri March 09, 2012 By: Haleema Rafeeq
 

Why is SF? kinetically inert ?

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Sat March 10, 2012

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.
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