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Compound: [AsF5]

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Lauren Povey Mike Ward 19 Feb 2004 21:06 19 Feb 2004 21:12 482 Accepted

Arsenic pentafluoride

Compound formula

Central atom Formula Structural formula Isomer label Charge Formula weight Specific rotation label Absolute rotation label
arsenic (As) As1F5 [AsF5] 0 169.914

Classification for As

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
5 MX5 5 F5 10 p0 diamagnetic p

Contributed properties

Geometry about As Point group Distortion type Physical state Colour Melting point
gas Colourless/white not given

Notes

Arsenic pentafluoride has a similar structure to Phosphorus pentafluoride. It is a strong F- acceptor, producing negative octahedral complexes containing 6 flouride ligands.

Key references

  1. Housecroft, C.E.; Sharpe, A.G. in Inorganic Chemistry, (2001), Prentice Hall, page 330.

3D structure




Synthesis

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Other calculated properties

Element percentages

   As     44.09%
    F     55.91%

Isotope pattern

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