Why NH 3 is stable while NCl 3 and NI 3 are explosives?

Why NH3 is stable while NCl3 and NI3 are explosives?


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Anoopam Mishra
126 Points
7 years ago
Size of Cl is larger than N.In NCl3 N-Cl bond is formed by the overlapping of 2p and 3p orbitals which are differ in size, so extent of overlap is small.And hence NCl3 become explosive.

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