The general chemistry of the boron hydrides

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The boron hydrides in general are volatile, highly reactive substances. Their low boiling points (see Table 4-1) reflect their low molecular weights and feeble intermolecular forces. Their reactivities have a thermodynamic origin in that these compounds are markedly unstable with respect to replacement of their boron-boron and boron-hydrogen links by bonds to more electronegative elements. Some thermodynamic data bearing on this are in Tables 4-1 and 4-2.


General Chemistry Boron Atom Lewis Base Vacuum Line Boric Oxide 
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  • K. Wade
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  1. 1.University of DurhamUSA

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