Compound: [SiF4]

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Silicon tetrafluoride

Compound formula

Central atom Formula Structural formula Isomer label Charge Formula weight Specific rotation label Absolute rotation label
silicon (Si) F4Si1 [SiF4] 0 104.079

Classification for Si

This compound is regarded as a discrete molecular species.

Oxidation number MLXZ class Coordination number (CN) Donor set Total valence electron count VE configuration Magnetism Block
4 MX4 4 F4 8 p0 diamagnetic p

Contributed properties

Geometry about Si Point group Distortion type Physical state Colour Melting point
tetrahedral (4) gas Colourless/white not given


Mass 104.0 Toxic

Key references

  1. Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds ID: IC- 018468

3D structure


F2 + Si or by thermal decomposition of BaSiF6


Used in decomposition of amorphous silicon films. Rapidly hydrolised

Other calculated properties

Element percentages

    F     73.02%
   Si     26.98%

Isotope pattern

     104  100.00  __________________________________________________
     105    5.08  ___
     106    3.35  __