Interhalogen compounds are covalent due to the low electronegativity difference between halogens.
- Interhalogen compounds are compounds formed when halogen group elements react with each other.
- These molecules are formed due to the direct combination or by the action of a group 17 elements with a lower interhalogen compound under specific conditions.
- The difference in the electronegativities of interhalogen compounds polarises the bond.
- Thus, due to polarity and weak bonding, interhalogen compounds are more reactive than halogens.
- These molecules are covalent and diamagnetic in nature. The bonds formed between these compounds are more reactive than diatomic halogen bonds.