Tin(IV) fluoride

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Tin(IV) fluoride, also known as stannic fluoride, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is SnF4. It contains tin and fluoride ions. The tin is in its +4 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Tin(IV) fluoride is a colorless solid. Its melting point is very high. It reacts with alkali metal fluorides like potassium fluoride to make hexafluorostannates, compounds that have the SnF62- ion in them.

Preparation[change | change source]

Tin(IV) fluoride is made by reacting tin and fluorine. It can also be made by reacting hydrogen fluoride with tin(IV) chloride.

Uses[change | change source]

It is sometimes used in toothpaste, although tin(II) fluoride is more common.

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