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Which of the following halides easily undergoes hydrolysis?

A
AgCl
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B
NF3
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C
SiF4
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D
CF4
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Solution

The correct option is C SiF4
SiF4 is readily hydrolysed. 'Si' can use a 'd' orbital and hence be easily hydrolysed.

It reacts with water as follows:

3SiF4+2H2O2H2SiF6+SiO2

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