Bromine compounds: bromine dioxide

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The bromine in bromine dioxide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Bromine dioxide

  • Formula as often written: BrO2
  • Hill system formula: Br1O2
  • CAS registry number: [21255-83-4]
  • Formula weight: 111.903
  • Class: oxide

Synonyms

  • bromine dioxide
  • bromine(IV) oxide
  • bromine oxide

Physical properties

  • Colour: yellow
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point: -40°C (decomposes to Br2 + O2)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in bromine dioxide
Element %
Br 71.40
O 28.60

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the BrO2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Br1O2

mass  %
111 100.0 __________________________________________________
112 0.1
113 97.7 _________________________________________________
114 0.1
115 0.4

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.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • 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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