Erbium compounds: erbium trichloride hexahydrate

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The erbium in erbium trichloride hexahydrate formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Erbium trichloride hexahydrate

  • Formula as often written: ErCl3.6H2O
  • Hill system formula: Cl3Er1H12O6
  • CAS registry number: [10025-75-9]
  • Formula weight: 381.71
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • erbium trichloride hexahydrate
  • erbium(III) chloride 6-water
  • erbium chloride 6-water

Physical properties

  • Colour: pink
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: (dehydrates)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in erbium trichloride hexahydrate
Element %
Cl 27.86
Er 43.82
H 3.17
O 25.15

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the ErCl3.6H2O unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Er1Cl3H12O6

mass  %
375   0.2 
376 0.0
377 2.9 _
378 0.0
379 58.6 _____________________________
380 38.4 ___________________
381 100.0 __________________________________________________
382 37.5 ___________________
383 86.2 ___________________________________________
384 12.5 ______
385 40.4 ____________________
386 1.6 _
387 9.6 _____
388 0.0
389 0.9
390 0.0
391 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.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • 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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