Lead tetrafluoride

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Lead tetrafluoride is a compound of lead and fluorine. The yellow solid (mp 600 deg C) is the only room-temperature stable tetrahalide of lead.[1] Lead tetrafluoride is isostructural with tin(IV) fluoride and contains planar layers of octahedrally coordinated lead, where the octahedra share four corners and there are two terminal, unshared, fluorine atoms trans to one another.[2]


  1. ^ Greenwood, Norman N.; Earnshaw, Alan (1997). Chemistry of the Elements (2nd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. pp. 375–376, 381–382. ISBN 0-08-037941-9. 
  2. ^ Inorganic Chemistry [Paperback],2d Edition, Housecroft, Sharpe,2004, Pearson Education ISBN 0130399132, ISBN 978-0130399137