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why CH2Cl2 as solvent for SnI4 synthesis?
« on: January 29, 2006, 02:47:25 PM »
Hello, can someone please explain to me why dichloromethane would be used over water for the synthesis of SnI2 from just Sn and I2?

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Re:why CH2Cl2 as solvent for SnI4 synthesis?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2006, 08:20:44 PM »
You might make Sn(OH)2 if you used water.  Plus, I think that SnI2 will be pretty Lewis acidic and might coordinate water.

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