Iodine trichloride

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Iodine trichloride in a glass tube

Iodine trichloride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is ICl3. It has iodine and chloride ions in it. The iodine is in the +3 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Iodine trichloride is a yellow solid. It melts at 63 °C (145 °F). It conducts electricity when it melts. It is a strong oxidizing agent. It is an interhalogen.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by reacting a lot of cold iodine with liquid chlorine. It can also be made by heating liquid iodine with chlorine gas at 105 °C (221 °F).

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