Interhalogen compounds are covalent due to___________


Interhalogen compounds are covalent due to the low electronegativity difference between halogens.

Interhalogen compounds

  • 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.

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