Chemical Structure / July 5, 2018 / Gabriela Rodriquez
Silicon tetrachloride (SiCl4) is an inorganic compound. It′s crystal structure is similar to that of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). SiCl4 can be synthesized by the chlorination of silicon compounds (e.g. Mg2Si, SiC, SiO2C). Silicon tetrachloride is a colorless, fuming liquid with a pungent odor. It is decomposed by water to hydrochloric acid with evolution of heat. It is corrosive to metals and tissue in the presence of moisture. It is used in smoke screens, to make various silicon containing chemicals, and in chemical analysis.
A versatile fluoride ion source used in a study of ion-specific swelling and de-swelling of ampholytic polymer gels, in the room temperature oxidation of noble metals in HF, and in the measurement of electronic polarizabilities of ions in polymers of alkali halides.
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