Germanium compounds: germanium sulphide

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

Crystal structure of germanium sulphide

Germanium sulphide

  • Formula as often written: GeS
  • Hill system formula: Ge1S1
  • CAS registry number: [12025-32-0]
  • Formula weight: 104.676
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • germanium sulphide
  • germanium(II) sulphide
  • germanium sulfide
  • germanium(II) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: grey
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 615°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 4100 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in germanium sulphide
Element %
Ge 69.37
S 30.63

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of germanium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of germanium sulphide

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Ge1S1

mass  %
102  57.0 ____________________________
103 0.4
104 76.8 ______________________________________
105 21.4 ___________
106 100.0 __________________________________________________
107 1.7 _
108 24.3 ____________
109 0.2
110 0.9
111 0.0
112 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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