Lanthanum compounds: lanthanum telluride

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

Crystal structure of lanthanum telluride

Lanthanum telluride

  • Formula as often written: LaTe
  • Hill system formula: La1Te1
  • CAS registry number: [12031-34-4]
  • Formula weight: 266.505
  • Class: telluride


  • lanthanum telluride
  • lanthanum(II) telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in lanthanum telluride
Element %
La 52.12
Te 47.88


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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of lanthanum:
  • Prototypical structure: NaCl (rock salt)

Crystal structure of lanthanum telluride

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: La1Te1

mass  %
259   0.3 
260 0.0
261 7.7 ____
262 2.7 _
263 14.3 _______
264 21.2 ___________
265 56.1 ____________________________
266 0.1
267 93.8 _______________________________________________
268 0.1
269 100.0 __________________________________________________


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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  • 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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