Praseodymium: praseodymium dioxide

praseodymium dioxide is known by the following synonyms:

  • praseodymium dioxide
  • praseodymium(IV) oxide
  • praseodymium oxide

The oxidation number of praseodymium in praseodymium dioxide is 4.

  • Formula: PrO2
  • Hill system formula: O2Pr1
  • CAS registry number: [12036-05-4]
  • Formula weight: 172.906
  • Class: oxide
  • Colour:
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 350°C (transforms into Pr6O11)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6800 kg m-3


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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of praseodymium: 8 coordinate: cubic
  • Prototypical structure: CaF2 (fluorite)

Crystal structure of praseodymium dioxide

Element analysis

Element percentages in praseodymium dioxide
Element %
O 18.51
Pr 81.49

Isotope pattern for PrO2

THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula PrO2 with the most intense ion set to 100%.


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The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

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