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what is SiCl6 the formula of?

chemistry question

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Silicon hexachloride

    Si = Silicon

    Cl = chlorine

    6 = hexa

  • 1 decade ago

    Dear WorldCup,

    By SiCl6, you are probably referring to the the hexachlorosilicate anion, SiCl6-- which can only exist in the presence of a suitable cation, such as potassium K+ to give potassium hexachlorosilicate or K2SiCl6. The only free chloride of silicon that I know of is the tetrachloride, SiCl4.

    Best of luck,

    Allan Deeds.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's gotta be Silicon Hexachloride. The way all ionic compounds are named when there is no general name is (prefix) metalic element (prefix) non-metalic element.

    Source(s): NYS chemistry regents reference tables
  • 1 decade ago

    silicon hexachloride

    Source(s): :8)
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