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Stability of SnI4 and PbI4
« on: April 30, 2006, 05:33:57 PM »
Why is SnI4 stable but PbI4 unstable?
I looked in an inorganic text book which said that PbCl4(it's close to PbI4) is unstable due to inert pair effect, and doesn't say anything else. Does anyone know the answer?

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