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Answer to Question #53499 in Inorganic Chemistry for manisha

Question #53499
why AsCl5 is highly reactive and unstable?
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It is conditioned by very weak As-Cl bonds. The main factor which determines low stability is the huge size and the number of electrons for central atom. Therefore bonding electrons are attracted weaker that leads to weak As-Cl bonds. Furthermore, impact of completed low quantum level on valence electrons makes them more inert to bond formation. This causes a less availability of valence electrons and weak As-Cl interaction.

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Assignment Expert
27.07.15, 09:48

Dear manisha
You're welcome. We are glad to be helpful. Yes, inert pair effect is also involved.

manisha
26.07.15, 09:13

thanks experts ..being for good answer.
so we can also say that inert pair effect is also involved in it.

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