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i want to know the structure of iodine tetraflouride (-1 on superscript-charge) ......how do halogens form compounds with themselves? i want to know the hybridisation process .......could you please help?

i want to know the structure of iodine tetraflouride (-1 on superscript-charge) ......how do halogens form compounds with themselves? i want to know the hybridisation process .......could you please help?

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ruchi yadav
askIITians Faculty 27 Points
7 years ago

Halogens contain 7 valence electrons. The "magic number" is 8 so they need to gain one electron either by transferring (to form ionic bond) or sharing (to form covalent bond). An example of a halogen in an ionic bond is NaCl...Cl being the halogen. An example of a halogen in a covalent compound is Iodide...which is just iodine bonded to itself.
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Ruchi
Askiitians Faculty





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