Vanadium tetrachloride (VCl4 ) is a bright red colored liquid with a vapor pressure of 5x10-2 torr at 298K.Briefly discuss why the standard state of VCl4 is a liquid and VCl2 is an ionic solid?How many microstates are in the gas phase V4+ free ion ground term and the V4+ free ion ground J state ?

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Asked Apr 17, 2019

Vanadium tetrachloride (VCl4 ) is a bright red colored liquid with a vapor pressure of 5x10-2 torr at 298K.

  1. Briefly discuss why the standard state of VCl4 is a liquid and VCl2 is an ionic solid?
  2. How many microstates are in the gas phase V4+ free ion ground term and the V4+ free ion ground J state ?
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VCl4 is a liquid in the standard state having bright red color . Since the oxidation state of vanadium is +4 in this compound therefore it acts as a paramagnetic liquid as it contains one unpaired electron .On the other hand VCl2 is an ionic solid where the two...

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