Gallium compounds: digallium tritelluride

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The gallium in digallium tritelluride formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of digallium tritelluride

Digallium tritelluride

  • Formula as often written: Ga2Te3
  • Hill system formula: Ga2Te3
  • CAS registry number: [12024-27-0]
  • Formula weight: 522.246
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • digallium tritelluride
  • gallium(III) telluride
  • gallium telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 790°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 5570 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in digallium tritelluride
Element %
Ga 26.70
Te 73.30

Synthesis

Not available

Solid state structure

  • Geometry of gallium: 4 coordinate: tetrahedral
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of digallium tritelluride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Ga2Te3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ga2Te3

mass  %
504   0.0 
505 0.0
506 0.0
507 0.1
508 0.2
509 0.3
510 0.9
511 1.2 _
512 3.0 __
513 3.5 __
514 8.4 ____
515 8.3 ____
516 19.4 __________
517 16.2 ________
518 37.2 ___________________
519 25.8 _____________
520 60.8 ______________________________
521 30.8 _______________
522 85.7 ___________________________________________
523 25.2 _____________
524 100.0 __________________________________________________
525 12.0 ______
526 89.7 _____________________________________________
527 2.4 _
528 56.8 ____________________________
529 0.0
530 22.0 ___________
531 0.0
532 3.8 __

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

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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.
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  • 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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