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).