Molybdenum compounds: molybdenum dichloride

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The molybdenum in molybdenum dichloride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Molybdenum dichloride

  • Formula as often written: MoCl2
  • Hill system formula: Cl2Mo1
  • CAS registry number: [13478-17-6]
  • Formula weight: 166.845
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • molybdenum dichloride
  • molybdenum(II) chloride
  • molybdenum chloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: yellow
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 530°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in molybdenum dichloride
Element %
Cl 42.50
Mo 57.50

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the MoCl2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Mo1Cl2

mass  %
162  41.5 _____________________
163 0.0
164 52.4 __________________________
165 44.5 ______________________
166 67.5 __________________________________
167 55.2 ____________________________
168 100.0 __________________________________________________
169 21.6 ___________
170 74.9 _____________________________________
171 2.7 _
172 24.1 ____________
173 0.0
174 2.8 _

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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  • 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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