Cerium compounds: dicerium trioxide

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The cerium in dicerium trioxide formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of dicerium trioxide

Dicerium trioxide

  • Formula as often written: Ce2O3
  • Hill system formula: Ce2O3
  • CAS registry number: [1345-13-7]
  • Formula weight: 328.23
  • Class: oxide

Synonyms

  • dicerium trioxide
  • cerium(III) oxide
  • cerium oxide

Physical properties

  • Colour: yellow-green
  • Appearance: crytalline solid
  • Melting point: 2230°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6200 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in dicerium trioxide
Element %
Ce 85.38
O 14.62

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of cerium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of dicerium trioxide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Ce2O3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ce2O3

mass  %
324   0.4 
325 0.0
326 0.6
327 0.0
328 100.0 __________________________________________________
329 0.1
330 25.6 _____________
331 0.0
332 1.7 _
333 0.0
334 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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  • 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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