Iron compounds: iron dibromide hexahydrate

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The iron in iron dibromide hexahydrate formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Iron dibromide hexahydrate

  • Formula as often written: FeBr2.6H2O
  • Hill system formula: Br2Fe1H12O6
  • CAS registry number: [13463-12-2]
  • Formula weight: 323.745
  • Class: complex

Synonyms

  • iron dibromide hexahydrate
  • iron(II) bromide 6-water
  • iron bromide 6-water
  • iron dibromide 6-water

Physical properties

  • Colour: green
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 27°C (dehydrates)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 4640 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in iron dibromide hexahydrate
Element %
Br 49.36
Fe 17.25
H 3.74
O 29.65

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the FeBr2.6H2O unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Fe1Br2H12O6

mass  %
320   3.1 __
321 0.0
322 55.6 ____________________________
323 1.4 _
324 100.0 __________________________________________________
325 2.7 _
326 48.3 ________________________
327 1.3 _
328 0.7
329 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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