Iodine pentafluoride

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Iodine pentafluoride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is IF5. It has iodine and fluoride ions. The iodine is in its +5 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Iodine pentafluoride is a pale yellow liquid. It is an interhalogen. It is also a powerful oxidizing agent. It reacts with water to make hydrofluoric acid.

Preparation[change | change source]

Iodine pentafluoride is made by burning iodine in fluorine gas.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used in organic chemistry (amine to nitrile conversion after hydrolysis).

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