Erbium compounds: erbium trichloride

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

Erbium trichloride

  • Formula as often written: ErCl3
  • Hill system formula: Cl3Er1
  • CAS registry number: [10138-41-7]
  • Formula weight: 273.618
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • erbium trichloride
  • erbium(III) chloride
  • erbium chloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: violet
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 776°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 4100 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in erbium trichloride
Element %
Cl 38.87
Er 61.13

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Er1Cl3

mass  %
267   0.2 
268 0.0
269 2.9 _
270 0.0
271 59.1 ______________________________
272 38.6 ___________________
273 100.0 __________________________________________________
274 37.0 __________________
275 85.6 ___________________________________________
276 11.8 ______
277 39.7 ____________________
278 1.3 _
279 9.2 _____
280 0.0
281 0.8

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.
  • 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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