NEET Chemistry The p-Block Elements (XII) Questions Solved

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How would you account for the following:

(i) NF3 is an exothermic compound but NCl3 is not.

(ii) The acidic strength of compounds increases in the order:

        PH3<H2S<HCl.

(iii) SF6 is kinetically inert.

(i) F is more electronegative than Cl.

   The difference in the electronegativity between N and F is much more than the difference between electronegativity of N and Cl. So there is need of much more energy to break the N-F bond.

(ii) As the electronegativity increases in the same period from left to right so their electronegativity are in the increasing order, P < S < Cl.

In the same way the acid strength is also in the increasing order i.e., PH3<H2S<HCl.

(iii)Because SF6 is showing steric hindrance due to 6 (six) fluorine atoms which make it unable to react further with any other atom.

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