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Diboron tetrafluoride

Diboron tetrafluoride
Stick model of diboron tetrafluoride
Space-filling model of the diboron tetrafluoride molecule
Preferred IUPAC name
Diboron tetrafluoride
Systematic IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 97.616 g/mol
Appearance Colorless gas
Density 4.3 kg/m3 (gas)
Melting point −56 °C (−69 °F; 217 K)
Boiling point −34 °C (−29 °F; 239 K)
79.1 J/mol K
317.3 J/mol K
-1440.1 kJ/mol
-1410.4 kJ/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Diboron tetrafluoride is a colorless gas. It can be formed by reacting boron monofluoride with boron trifluoride at low temperatures, taking care not to form higher polymers.[1]


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  • Vernon H. Dibeler; Susan K. Liston (1968). "Mass-spectrometric study of photoionization. XII. Boron trifluoride and diboron tetrafluoride". J. Chem. Soc. 7 (9): 1742–1746. doi:10.1021/ic50067a010.

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