Lead compounds: lead tetrabromide

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The lead in lead tetrabromide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Lead tetrabromide

  • Formula as often written: PbBr4
  • Hill system formula: Br4Pb1
  • CAS registry number: [13701-91-2]
  • Formula weight: 526.816
  • Class: bromide

Synonyms

  • lead tetrabromide
  • lead(IV) bromide
  • lead bromide

Physical properties

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

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in lead tetrabromide
Element %
Br 60.67
Pb 39.33

Synthesis

Very unstable, poorly characterized.

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the PbBr4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Pb1Br4

mass  %
520   0.4 
521 0.0
522 7.6 ____
523 5.7 ___
524 39.8 ____________________
525 22.2 ___________
526 89.3 _____________________________________________
527 32.4 ________________
528 100.0 __________________________________________________
529 21.0 __________
530 55.4 ____________________________
531 5.1 ___
532 12.1 ______

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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