Hydrogen compounds: hydrogen telluride

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The hydrogen in hydrogen telluride formally is in the oxidation state 1.

Crystal structure of hydrogen telluride

Hydrogen telluride

  • Formula as often written: H2Te
  • Hill system formula: H2Te1
  • CAS registry number: [7783-09-7]
  • Formula weight: 129.616
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • hydrogen telluride
  • dihydrogen(I) monotelluride
  • dihydrogen telluride
  • tellane

Physical properties

  • Colour: colourless
  • Appearance: gas
  • Melting point: -49°C
  • Boiling point: -2°C
  • Density: 5687 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in hydrogen telluride
Element %
H 1.56
Te 98.44

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of hydrogen: 1 coordinate: terminus
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of hydrogen telluride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the H2Te unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: H2Te1

mass  %
122   0.3 
123 0.0
124 7.7 ____
125 2.7 _
126 14.3 _______
127 21.1 ___________
128 56.1 ____________________________
129 0.0
130 93.8 _______________________________________________
131 0.0
132 100.0 __________________________________________________
133 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.
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  • 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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