Berkelium: berkelium tetrafluoride

berkelium tetrafluoride is known by the following synonyms:

  • berkelium tetrafluoride
  • berkelium(IV) fluoride
  • berkelium fluoride

The oxidation number of berkelium in berkelium tetrafluoride is 4.

  • Formula: BkF4
  • Hill system formula: Bk1F4
  • CAS registry number: [22422-27-1]
  • Formula weight: 323.064
  • Class: fluoride
  • Colour: yellow-green
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point: (unknown)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:


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Element analysis

Element percentages in berkelium tetrafluoride
Element %
Bk 76.48
F 23.52

Isotope pattern for BkF4

THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula BkF4 with the most intense ion set to 100%.


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

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