Carbon compounds: carbon diselenide

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The carbon in carbon diselenide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Crystal structure of carbon diselenide

Carbon diselenide

  • Formula as often written: CSe2
  • Hill system formula: C1Se2
  • CAS registry number: [506-80-9]
  • Formula weight: 169.931
  • Class: selenide

Synonyms

  • carbon diselenide
  • carbon(IV) selenide
  • carbon selenide

Physical properties

  • Colour: yellow
  • Appearance: liquid
  • Melting point: -45°C
  • Boiling point: 125°C
  • Density: 2660 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in carbon diselenide
Element %
C 7.07
Se 92.93

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of carbon: 2 coordinate: linear
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of carbon diselenide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the CSe2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: C1Se2

mass  %
160   0.0 
161 0.0
162 0.6
163 0.1
164 4.3 __
165 0.5
166 17.7 _________
167 1.4 _
168 50.6 _________________________
169 3.2 __
170 86.5 ___________________________________________
171 1.4 _
172 100.0 __________________________________________________
173 1.1 _
174 31.5 ________________
175 0.3
176 2.9 _
177 0.0

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.
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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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