Bismuth compounds: dibismuth tritelluride

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The bismuth in dibismuth tritelluride formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Dibismuth tritelluride

  • Formula as often written: Bi2Te3
  • Hill system formula: Bi2Te3
  • CAS registry number: [1304-82-1]
  • Formula weight: 800.761
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • dibismuth tritelluride
  • bismuth(III) telluride
  • bismuth sesquitelluride
  • bismuth telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour: grey
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 580°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 7740 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in dibismuth tritelluride
Element %
Bi 52.20
Te 47.80

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Bi2Te3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Bi2Te3

mass  %
784   0.0 
785 0.0
786 0.1
787 0.1
788 0.5
789 0.6
790 1.8 _
791 2.3 _
792 5.4 ___
793 6.0 ___
794 14.2 _______
795 13.0 ______
796 30.1 _______________
797 22.9 ___________
798 52.6 __________________________
799 32.2 ________________
800 78.4 _______________________________________
801 28.8 ______________
802 100.0 __________________________________________________
803 14.4 _______
804 98.0 _________________________________________________
805 0.0
806 63.8 ________________________________
807 0.0
808 22.7 ___________

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.
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  • 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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