Germanium compounds: germanium dichloride

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The germanium in germanium dichloride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Germanium dichloride

  • Formula as often written: GeCl2
  • Hill system formula: Cl2Ge1
  • CAS registry number: [10060-11-4]
  • Formula weight: 143.515
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • germanium dichloride
  • germanium(II) chloride
  • germanium chloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: pale yellow to white
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: (decomposes to GeCl4 + Ge)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in germanium dichloride
Element %
Cl 49.41
Ge 50.59

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the GeCl2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ge1Cl2

mass  %
140  38.0 ___________________
141 0.0
142 73.9 _____________________________________
143 13.9 _______
144 100.0 __________________________________________________
145 8.9 ____
146 59.6 ______________________________
147 1.4 _
148 15.1 ________
149 0.0
150 1.4 _

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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