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    WHy are ammonia and hydrogen chloride more soluble as comapred to CO2 ??..is it beacuse they can form hydrogen vonds with water molecules while CO2 can not ???

    Why do CCl4 and SiCl4 differ in their reactions with water?

    Why do Trichlordies of nitrogen and phosphorus react with water in different ways ?
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    1. basically yes - the HCl is polarised so much that it dissociates 100% in water. The NH3 forms H bonds to the water.

    2. Silicon has available d orbitals that can accept attack by the lone pair on the oxygen of water. Water thus hydrolyses SiCl4.
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