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The general chemistry of the boron hydrides

Part of the Studies in Modern Chemistry book series (SMC)

Abstract

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.

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General Chemistry Boron Atom Lewis Base Vacuum Line Boric Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Wade
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  1. 1.University of DurhamUSA

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