Molybdenum compounds: molybdenum oxide

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

Molybdenum oxide

  • Formula as often written: MoO
  • Hill system formula: Mo1O1
  • CAS registry number: [12058-07-0]
  • Formula weight: 111.939
  • Class: oxide

Synonyms

  • molybdenum oxide
  • molybdenum(II) oxide

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance:
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6500 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in molybdenum oxide
Element %
Mo 85.71
O 14.29

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Mo1O1

mass  %
108  61.4 _______________________________
109 0.0
110 38.4 ___________________
111 65.9 _________________________________
112 69.1 ___________________________________
113 39.7 ____________________
114 100.0 __________________________________________________
115 0.1
116 40.0 ____________________
117 0.0
118 0.1

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.
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  • 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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