Barium compounds: tribarium dinitride

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The barium in tribarium dinitride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Tribarium dinitride

  • Formula as often written: Ba3N2
  • Hill system formula: Ba3N2
  • CAS registry number: [12047-79-9]
  • Formula weight: 439.994
  • Class: nitride

Synonyms

  • tribarium dinitride
  • barium(II) nitride
  • barium nitride

Physical properties

  • Colour: yellow-brown or deep purple
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1000°C (decomposes to Ba2N and N2)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 4780 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tribarium dinitride
Element %
Ba 93.63
N 6.37

Synthesis

Barium nitride can be made by the reaction of barium metal in liquid ammonia with nitrogen.

3Ba(NH3) + N2 → Ba3N2

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Ba3N2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ba3N2

mass  %
429   0.0 
430 0.1
431 0.1
432 0.3
433 0.6
434 1.6 _
435 3.1 __
436 6.5 ___
437 10.5 _____
438 23.2 ____________
439 38.3 ___________________
440 40.3 ____________________
441 47.1 ________________________
442 100.0 __________________________________________________
443 0.7
444 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.
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  • 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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