Osmium compounds: osmium pentachloride

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The osmium in osmium pentachloride formally is in the oxidation state 5.

Osmium pentachloride

  • Formula as often written: OsCl5
  • Hill system formula: Cl5Os1
  • CAS registry number: [71328-74-0]
  • Formula weight: 367.493
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • osmium pentachloride
  • osmium(V) chloride
  • osmium chloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: black
  • Appearance:
  • Melting point: 160°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in osmium pentachloride
Element %
Cl 48.24
Os 51.76

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the OsCl5 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Os1Cl5

mass  %
359   0.0 
360 0.0
361 1.7 _
362 1.6 _
363 16.3 ________
364 19.2 __________
365 50.6 _________________________
366 28.1 ______________
367 100.0 __________________________________________________
368 17.5 _________
369 99.6 __________________________________________________
370 5.5 ___
371 52.7 __________________________
372 0.9
373 15.2 ________
374 0.1
375 2.3 _
376 0.0
377 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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  • 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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