Chlorine compounds: chlorine fluoride

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The chlorine in chlorine fluoride formally is in the oxidation state 1.

Crystal structure of chlorine fluoride

Chlorine fluoride

  • Formula as often written: ClF
  • Hill system formula: Cl1F1
  • CAS registry number: [7790-89-8]
  • Formula weight: 54.451
  • Class: fluoride

Synonyms

  • chlorine fluoride
  • chlorine(I) fluoride

Physical properties

  • Colour: colourless
  • Appearance: gas
  • Melting point: -155.6°C
  • Boiling point: -100°C
  • Density: 2.4 kg m-3 (gas)

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in chlorine fluoride
Element %
Cl 65.11
F 34.89

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of chlorine: 1 coordinate: terminus
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of chlorine fluoride

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Cl1F1

mass  %
54 100.0 __________________________________________________
55 0.0
56 32.0 ________________

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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