Iodine pentafluoride

chemical compound

Iodine pentafluoride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is IF5. It has iodine and fluoride ions. The iodine is in its +5 oxidation state.


Iodine pentafluoride is a pale yellow liquid. It is an interhalogen. It is also a powerful oxidizing agent. It reacts with water to make hydrofluoric acid.


Iodine pentafluoride is made by burning iodine in fluorine gas.


It is used in organic chemistry (amine to nitrile conversion after hydrolysis).

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