CCl4 does not show hydrolysis but SiCl4 is readily hydrolysed because:

CCl4 does not show hydrolysis but SiCl4 is readily hydrolysed because:

  1. A

    IP of carbon is higher than that of silicon

  2. B

    electronegativity of carbon is higher than that of silicon

  3. C

    carbon cannot expand its octet but silicon can expand

  4. D

    carbon forms double and triple bonds but not silicon

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    Solution:

    SiCl4 is readily hydrolyzed to produce Si(OH)2 where as CCl4 does not hydrolyzed due to lack of empty d-orbitals.

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