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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097

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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

Why are the tin(IV) halides more volatile than the tin(II) halides?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The reason for the fact that ‘Tin (IV) halides are more volatile than Tin (II) halides’ is to be stated.

Concept introduction: A substance is said to be volatile if it evaporates easily at normal temperature. A less stable substance is more volatile as compared to more stable substance.

To determine: The reason for the fact, Tin (IV) halides are more volatile than Tin (II) halides.

Explanation

Explanation

Tin exists in two oxidation states, II and IV. Halide compounds are formed by both these oxidation states.

Tin (II) halides are polymeric solids. In Tin (II) halides, the two electrons in the outer shell are tightly held by nucleus due to poor shielding of outer orbitals. As a result, it is difficult to remove these electrons...

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