Nickel compounds: trinickel disulphide

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The nickel in trinickel disulphide formally is in the oxidation state .

Trinickel disulphide

  • Formula as often written: Ni3S2
  • Hill system formula: Ni3S2
  • CAS registry number: [12035-72-2]
  • Formula weight: 240.212
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • trinickel disulphide
  • nickel sulphide
  • nickel disulfide
  • nickel disulphide
  • nickel sulfide
  • trinickel disulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: pale bronze
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 787°C
  • Boiling point: decomposes at 2967 (15)
  • Density: 5900 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in trinickel disulphide
Element %
Ni 73.30
S 26.70

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Ni3S2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ni3S2

mass  %
238  80.4 ________________________________________
239 1.3 _
240 100.0 __________________________________________________
241 5.6 ___
242 57.1 _____________________________
243 4.3 __
244 22.4 ___________
245 1.6 _
246 6.9 ___
247 0.5
248 1.6 _
249 0.1
250 0.3
251 0.0
252 0.0
253 0.0
254 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.
  • 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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