Beryllium: beryllium dichloride
beryllium dichloride is known by the following synonyms:
- beryllium dichloride
- beryllium(II) chloride
- beryllium chloride
The oxidation number of beryllium in beryllium dichloride is 2.
- Formula: BeCl2
- Hill system formula: Be1Cl2
- CAS registry number: [7787-47-5]
- Formula weight: 79.918
- Class: chloride
- Colour: white to pale yellow
- Appearance: crystalline solid
- Melting point: 415°C
- Boiling point: 482°C; 520°C
- Density: l900 kg m-3
Beryllium bromide can be made by the direct reaction of the elements at high temperatures.
Be(s) + Cl2(g) (400°C) → BeCl2(s)
Solid state structure
- Geometry of beryllium: 4 coordinate: tetrahedral
- Prototypical structure:
Isotope pattern for BeCl2
THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula BeCl2 with the most intense ion set to 100%.
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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