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Which group of compounds are known as Silanes?

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Asked by amitava duttamajumdar, 15 Jan 06:33 pm
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Silicon Hydrides are known as Silanes e.g.SiH4,Si2H6.
Answered by Flying Saucer, 15 Jan 07:08 pm

 
  
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No idea at all :-( It is an inorganic compound SiH4
Answered by Karan, 16 Feb 01:26 pm

 
  
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No idea at all :-(
Answered by Dil Se, 16 Jan 08:48 pm

 
  
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It is an inorganic compound SiH4
Answered by tanuja, 15 Jan 07:10 pm

 
  
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If we compare alkanes to silanes, alkanes are stable and react with virtually nothing except oxygen, sulphur and group one metals under extreme conditions. Silanes however are very unstable, take the compound silane SHfour, it is pyrophoric, it will ignite spontaneously in air. ',
So as we know life today silicon doesn't have the capability to form long chain/big complicated molecules like carbon.
However Silicones are a lot more thermodynamically stable virtually being inert like alkanes, this is when there is an oxygen between every pair of silicon molecules. So on this bases it may be theoretically possible but I think it is highly unlikely.
Answered by Mickey, 15 Jan 06:38 pm

 
  
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