. XeF6 on partial hydrolysis with water produces a compound ‘X’


XeF6 on partial hydrolysis with water produces a compound ‘X’. The same compound ‘X’ is formed when XeF6 reacts with silica. The compound ‘X’ is:

A: XeF2

B: XeF4

C: XeOF4

D: XeO3

Best Answer

Explanation:

Hydrolysis is a common form of a chemical reaction where water is mostly used to break down the chemical bonds that exists between a particular substance.

Partial hydrolysis of XeF6 gives XeOF4 (compound X) XeF6 + H2O → XeOF4 + 2HF

XeF6 reacts with silica SiO2 to form XeOF4 (compound X) 2XeF6 + SiO­2 → 2XeOF4 + SiF4

Final Answer:

Hence the correct answer is C i.e. XeOF4

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