Erbium compounds: erbium sulphide

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The erbium in erbium sulphide formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Erbium sulphide

  • Formula as often written: ErS
  • Hill system formula: Er1S1
  • CAS registry number: [12159-66-9]
  • Formula weight: 199.326
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • erbium sulphide
  • erbium(II) sulphide
  • erbium sulfide
  • erbium(II) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: red-brown
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1730°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6070 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in erbium sulphide
Element %
Er 83.91
S 16.09

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Er1S1

mass  %
194   0.4 
195 0.0
196 4.8 __
197 0.0
198 100.0 __________________________________________________
199 68.9 __________________________________
200 84.6 __________________________________________
201 3.6 __
202 47.8 ________________________
203 0.4
204 2.0 _
205 0.0
206 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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  • 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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