Consider the compounds, BCl3 and CCl4. How will they behave with water? Justify.

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  45

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Solution :-

As a Lewis acid, BCl3 is easily hydrolyzed.. As a result, boric acid is produced. The reaction is given below:

Hydrolysis is impossible with CCl4 . Carbon has no unoccupied orbital in its atomic structure. In order to produce an intermediate, it must take electrons from water in order to do so. In the presence of water, CCl4 and water forms distinct layers.

Answered by Abhisek | 1 year ago

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