Germanium: germanium tetraiodide

germanium tetraiodide is known by the following synonyms:

  • germanium tetraiodide
  • germanium(IV) iodide
  • germanium iodide
  • tetraiodogermane

The oxidation number of germanium in germanium tetraiodide is 4.

  • Formula: GeI4
  • Hill system formula: Ge1I4
  • CAS registry number: [13450-95-8]
  • Formula weight: 580.228
  • Class: iodide
  • Colour: red-orange
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point: 144°C
  • Boiling point: 377°C
  • Density: 4400 kg m-3

Synthesis

Not available

Solid state structure

  • Geometry of germanium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of germanium tetraiodide

Element analysis

Element percentages in germanium tetraiodide
Element %
Ge 12.51
I 87.49

Isotope pattern for GeI4

THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula GeI4 with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Suppliers

Coming soon...

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.

WebElements Shop

You can buy periodic table posters, mugs, T-shirts, fridge magnets, games, molecular models, and more at the WebElements shop

32 Ge
 Germanium
 Germanium
 Germanium
 Germanium
 Germanio
 Germanio
 Germanium
 Germânio

Search Chemistry Web

Custom Search

The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

QR-code link to germanium web page