Neodymium compounds: neodymium tribromide

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The neodymium in neodymium tribromide formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of neodymium tribromide

Neodymium tribromide

  • Formula as often written: NdBr3
  • Hill system formula: Br3Nd1
  • CAS registry number: [13536-80-6]
  • Formula weight: 383.952
  • Class: bromide

Synonyms

  • neodymium tribromide
  • neodymium(III) bromide
  • neodymium bromide

Physical properties

  • Colour: violet (or green?)
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 682°C
  • Boiling point: 1540°C
  • Density: 5300 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in neodymium tribromide
Element %
Br 62.43
Nd 37.57

Synthesis

Not available

Solid state structure

  • Geometry of neodymium: 8 coordinate: bicapped trigonal prismatic
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of neodymium tribromide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the NdBr3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Nd1Br3

mass  %
379  16.6 ________
380 7.4 ____
381 62.9 _______________________________
382 26.8 _____________
383 100.0 __________________________________________________
384 35.9 __________________
385 90.7 _____________________________________________
386 21.2 ___________
387 56.9 ____________________________
388 4.7 __
389 29.7 _______________
390 0.0
391 13.0 ______
392 0.0
393 3.2 __

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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