Compound: [PtF4]

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Platinum tetrafluoride
Platinum(IV) fluoride

Compound formula

Central atom Formula Structural formula Isomer label Charge Formula weight Specific rotation label Absolute rotation label
platinum (Pt) F4Pt1 [PtF4] 0 271.072

Classification for Pt

This compound is regarded as an extended lattice so some entries in the next table are not computed.

Oxidation number MLXZ class Coordination number (CN) Donor set Total valence electron count VE configuration Magnetism Block
4 d6 diamagnetic d

Contributed properties

Geometry about Pt Point group Spin (only applies to some compounds of some d-block elements)Distortion type Physical state Colour Melting point
solid Brown not given


The structure is unknown. However it is probably a polymer of PtF6 units. Yellow-brown solid.

Key references

  1. Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds ID: IC-018456

3D structure


It is synthesised from platinum + F2 or BrF3.


It is violently hydrolysed by water.

Other calculated properties

Element percentages

    F     28.03%
   Pt     71.97%

Isotope pattern

     266    0.04  
     267    0.00  
     268    2.31  _
     269    0.00  
     270   97.44  _________________________________________________
     271  100.00  __________________________________________________
     272   74.61  _____________________________________
     273    0.00  
     274   21.17  ___________