Rhodium compounds: tripotassium hexachlororhodate

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The rhodium in tripotassium hexachlororhodate formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Tripotassium hexachlororhodate

  • Formula as often written: K3[RhCl6]
  • Hill system formula: Cl6K3Rh1
  • CAS registry number: [13845-07-3]
  • Formula weight: 432.917
  • Class: complex

Synonyms

  • tripotassium hexachlororhodate
  • potassium hexachlororhodate(III)
  • potassium hexachlororhodate

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: powder
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tripotassium hexachlororhodate
Element %
Cl 49.14
K 27.09
Rh 23.77

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the K3[RhCl6] unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: K3Rh1Cl6

mass  %
430  46.8 _______________________
431 0.0
432 100.0 __________________________________________________
433 0.0
434 92.0 ______________________________________________
435 0.0
436 47.6 ________________________
437 0.0
438 15.1 ________
439 0.0
440 3.0 __
441 0.0
442 0.4
443 0.0
444 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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