Calcium compounds: calcium telluride

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The calcium in calcium telluride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Crystal structure of calcium telluride

Calcium telluride

  • Formula as often written: CaTe
  • Hill system formula: Ca1Te1
  • CAS registry number: [12013-57-9]
  • Formula weight: 167.678
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • calcium telluride
  • calcium(II) telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 4870 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in calcium telluride
Element %
Ca 23.90
Te 76.10

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of calcium: 6 coordinate: octahedral
  • Prototypical structure: NaCl (rock salt)

Crystal structure of calcium telluride

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Ca1Te1

mass  %
160   0.3 
161 0.0
162 7.6 ____
163 2.6 _
164 14.1 _______
165 20.8 __________
166 55.3 ____________________________
167 0.2
168 92.8 ______________________________________________
169 0.5
170 100.0 __________________________________________________
171 0.1
172 2.7 _
173 0.2
174 2.2 _
175 0.0
176 0.2
177 0.0
178 0.2

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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