Molybdenum compounds: molybdenum hexachloride

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The molybdenum in molybdenum hexachloride formally is in the oxidation state 6.

Molybdenum hexachloride

  • Formula as often written: MoCl6
  • Hill system formula: Cl6Mo1
  • CAS registry number: [13706-19-9]
  • Formula weight: 308.656
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • molybdenum hexachloride
  • molybdenum(VI) chloride
  • molybdenum chloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: black
  • Appearance:
  • Melting point: 254°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in molybdenum hexachloride
Element %
Cl 68.92
Mo 31.08

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the MoCl6 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Mo1Cl6

mass  %
302  16.5 ________
303 0.0
304 42.0 _____________________
305 17.7 _________
306 63.6 ________________________________
307 44.6 ______________________
308 89.0 ____________________________________________
309 47.5 ________________________
310 100.0 __________________________________________________
311 27.9 ______________
312 75.8 ______________________________________
313 9.7 _____
314 37.1 ___________________
315 2.0 _
316 11.6 ______
317 0.2
318 2.2 _
319 0.0
320 0.2
321 0.0
322 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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  • 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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