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|Melting point||39.1 °C|
|Boiling point||59.7 °C|
|Main hazards||corrosive, toxic|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Teflic acid is the chemical compound with the formula HOTeF5. This strong acid is related to orthotelluric acid, Te(OH)6. Teflic acid has octahedral geometry and, Ignoring its bent Te-O-H bond, has point group symmetry C4v.
- 5HOSO2F + BaO2Te(OH)4 → HOTeF5 + 4 H2SO4 + BaSO4
It is also the first hydrolysis product of tellurium hexafluoride:
- TeF6 + H2O → HOTeF5 + HF
The conjugate base of teflic acid is called the teflate anion, F5TeO- (not to be confused with triflate). Many teflates are known, examples being B(OTeF5)3 and the acid anhydride O(TeF5)2. Pyrolysis of the boron compound gives the dimer (TeF4O)2
- 2 B(OTeF5)3 → 2 B(OTeF5)2F + (OTeF4)2
The teflate anion is known to resist oxidation. This property has allowed the preparation several highly unusual species such as the hexateflates M(OTeF5)6- (M = As, Sb, Bi). Xenon forms the cation Xe(OTeF5)+,
- Holleman, A. F.; Wiberg, E. "Inorganic Chemistry" Academic Press: San Diego, 2001. ISBN 0-12-352651-5.
- Mercier, H. P.A.; Sanders, J. C. P.; Schrobilgen, G. J. "The Hexakis(pentafluorooxotellurato)pnictate(V) Anions, M(OTeF5)6- (M = As, Sb, Bi): A Series of Very Weakly Coordinating Anions" Journal of the American Chemical Society, volume 116, 2921, (1994). doi:10.1021/ja00086a025.
- R.B. King; Inorganic Chemistry of Main Group Elements, VCH Publishers, New York,1994.