iodine pentoxide

iodine pentoxide

[′ī·ə‚dīn pen′täk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
I2O5 White crystals, decomposing at 275°C, very soluble in water, insoluble in absolute alcohol, ether, and chloroform; used as an oxidizing agent to oxidize carbon monoxide to dioxide at ordinary temperatures, and in organic synthesis. Also known as iodic acid anhydride.
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