Tin(IV) nitrate is a salt of tin with nitric acid. It is a volatile white solid, subliming at 40 °C under a vacuum. Unlike other nitrates, it reacts with water to produce nitrogen dioxide.
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||366.73 g/mol|
|Melting point||91 °C (196 °F; 364 K)|
|Boiling point||98 °C (208 °F; 371 K) (decomposes)|
|Solubility||Soluble in carbon tetrachloride, chloroform|
a = 7.80 Å, b = 13.85 Å, c = 10.23 Å
|P220, P280, P305+P351+P338, P310|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
This compound is sensitive to water, it hydrolyzes into tin(IV) oxide and nitrogen dioxide. Tin(IV) nitrate reacts with trifloroacetic acid anhydride to yield (NO2+)2[Sn(OOCCF3)62−] which is a nitronium salt. With trifluoroacetic acid a similar compound solvated with trifluoroacetic acid is produced.