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Tin(IV) chloride, also known as stannic chloride is a chemical compound with the formula SnCl4. At room temperature it is a colourless liquid, which fumes on contact with air, giving a stinging odour. Its molecular weight is 260.5, its boiling point 114°C, and its freezing point -32°C. It is also known as tin tetrachloride.
Anhydrous tin(IV) chloride is a strong Lewis acid which reacts violently with water. It is extremely corrosive to skin. On contact with air it releases severely irritating hydrogen chloride fumes. It forms a white pentahydrate.
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