Beryllium compounds: beryllium selenide

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The beryllium in beryllium selenide formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Crystal structure of beryllium selenide

Beryllium selenide

  • Formula as often written: BeSe
  • Hill system formula: Be1Se1
  • CAS registry number: [12232-25-6]
  • Formula weight: 87.972
  • Class: selenide


  • beryllium selenide
  • beryllium(II) selenide

Physical properties

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in beryllium selenide
Element %
Be 10.24
Se 89.76


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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of beryllium: 4 coordinate: tetrahedral
  • Prototypical structure: ZnS (sphalerite, zinc blende)

Crystal structure of beryllium selenide

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Be1Se1

mass  %
83   1.8 _
84 0.0
85 18.1 _________
86 1.5 _
87 47.5 ________________________
88 0.0
89 100.0 __________________________________________________
90 0.0
91 18.5 _________


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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  • 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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