Germanium compounds: germanium telluride

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

Germanium telluride

  • Formula as often written: GeTe
  • Hill system formula: Ge1Te1
  • CAS registry number: [12025-39-7]
  • Formula weight: 200.21
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • germanium telluride
  • germanium(II) telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 725°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6160 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in germanium telluride
Element %
Ge 36.27
Te 63.73

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Ge1Te1

mass  %
190   0.1 
191 0.0
192 2.5 _
193 0.9
194 7.7 ____
195 8.5 ____
196 27.6 ______________
197 11.6 ______
198 62.5 _______________________________
199 17.7 _________
200 100.0 __________________________________________________
201 12.9 ______
202 95.8 ________________________________________________
203 11.3 ______
204 62.8 _______________________________
205 0.0
206 10.9 _____

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.
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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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