Copper compounds: copper selenide

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The copper in copper selenide formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Copper selenide

  • Formula as often written: CuSe
  • Hill system formula: Cu1Se1
  • CAS registry number: [1317-41-5]
  • Formula weight: 142.506
  • Class: selenide

Synonyms

  • copper selenide
  • copper(II) selenide
  • cupric selenide

Physical properties

  • Colour: blue-black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 550°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6000 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in copper selenide
Element %
Cu 44.59
Se 55.41

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Cu1Se1

mass  %
137   1.5 _
138 0.0
139 15.6 ________
140 1.3 _
141 45.9 _______________________
142 0.6
143 100.0 __________________________________________________
144 0.0
145 52.1 __________________________
146 0.0
147 6.8 ___

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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