Dysprosium compounds: didysprosium trioxide

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The dysprosium in didysprosium trioxide formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of didysprosium trioxide

Didysprosium trioxide

  • Formula as often written: Dy2O3
  • Hill system formula: Dy2O3
  • CAS registry number: [1308-87-8]
  • Formula weight: 372.998
  • Class: oxide

Synonyms

  • didysprosium trioxide
  • dysprosium(III) oxide
  • dysprosium oxide

Physical properties

  • Colour: white
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 2408°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 7800 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in didysprosium trioxide
Element %
Dy 87.13
O 12.87

Synthesis

Not available

Solid state structure

  • Geometry of dysprosium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of didysprosium trioxide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Dy2O3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Dy2O3

mass  %
364   0.0 
365 0.1
366 0.2
367 0.3
368 0.6
369 4.0 __
370 20.6 __________
371 46.1 _______________________
372 73.7 _____________________________________
373 100.0 __________________________________________________
374 88.3 ____________________________________________
375 60.6 ______________________________
376 34.5 _________________
377 0.4
378 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.
  • 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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