Antimony compounds: diantimony trisulphide

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The antimony in diantimony trisulphide formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of diantimony trisulphide

Diantimony trisulphide

  • Formula as often written: Sb2S3
  • Hill system formula: S3Sb2
  • CAS registry number: [1345-04-6]
  • Formula weight: 339.718
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • diantimony trisulphide
  • antimony(III) sulphide
  • antimony sulfide
  • antimony sulphide
  • antimony(III) sulfide
  • diantimony trisulfide
  • diantimony trisulfide
  • diantimony trisulphide
  • stibnite

Physical properties

  • Colour: orange-red or gray-black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 550°C
  • Boiling point: approximately 1150
  • Density: 4562 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in diantimony trisulphide
Element %
S 28.32
Sb 71.68

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of antimony:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of diantimony trisulphide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Sb2S3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Sb2S3

mass  %
338  61.7 _______________________________
339 1.5 _
340 100.0 __________________________________________________
341 2.3 _
342 46.7 _______________________
343 1.0
344 5.1 ___
345 0.1
346 0.2
347 0.0
348 0.0

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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