Unit cell of niobium(IV) fluoride.
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||168.9 g/mol|
|Melting point||350 °C (662 °F; 623 K) (decomposes)|
a = 4,0876(5) Å, c = 8,1351(19) Å
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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NbF4 absorbs vapor strongly and turns into NbO2F in moist air. It reacts with water to form a brown solution and a brown precipitate whose components are unknown. It is stable between 275 °C and 325 °C when heated in a vacuum. However, it disproportionates at 350 °C rapidly to form niobium(V) fluoride and niobium(III) fluoride:
Niobium(IV) fluoride adopts a crystal structure analogous to that of tin(IV) fluoride, in which each niobium atom is surrounded by six fluorine atoms forming an octahedron. Of the six fluorine atoms surrounding a single niobium atom, four are bridging to adjacent octahedra, leading to a structure of octahedra connected in layers.