Tin(IV) iodide

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Tin(IV) iodide

Tin(IV) iodide, also known as stannic iodide and tin tetraiodide, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is SnI4. It contains tin and iodide ions. The tin is in its +4 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Tin(IV) iodide is a red-orange solid. It reacts with water to make hydriodic acid and tin(IV) oxide. It dissolves in organic solvents. It reacts with hydriodic acid to make the SnI62- ion.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is normally made by reacting iodine with tin. It can also be made by reacting tin(IV) oxide with hydriodic acid.

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