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Iodine heptafluoride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is IF7. It contains iodine and fluoride ions. The iodine is in its +7 oxidation state.

Properties

It is a colorless gas with a moldy, stinky odor. Its melting point is at 4.5 °C (40.1 °F), and its boiling point is at 4.77 °C (40.59 °F). This means that it has a very narrow liquid range. It is a powerful oxidizing agent. It is very irritating to the skin. It is an interhalogen.

Preparation

It is made by reacting iodine pentafluoride with fluorine gas.

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