Polonium compounds: polonium tetrabromide

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The polonium in polonium tetrabromide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Polonium tetrabromide

  • Formula as often written: PoBr4
  • Hill system formula: Br4Po1
  • CAS registry number: [60996-98-7]
  • Formula weight: 529.599
  • Class: bromide

Synonyms

  • polonium tetrabromide
  • polonium(IV) bromide
  • polonium bromide

Physical properties

  • Colour: red
  • Appearance:
  • Melting point: 330°C (under bromine vapour)
  • Boiling point: 360°C
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in polonium tetrabromide
Element %
Br 60.35
Po 39.65

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the PoBr4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Po1Br4

mass  %
525  17.6 _________
526 0.0
527 68.5 __________________________________
528 0.0
529 100.0 __________________________________________________
530 0.0
531 64.9 ________________________________
532 0.0
533 15.8 ________

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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