Samarium compounds: samarium dichloride

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The samarium in samarium dichloride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Samarium dichloride

  • Formula as often written: SmCl2
  • Hill system formula: Cl2Sm1
  • CAS registry number: [13874-75-4]
  • Formula weight: 221.265
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • samarium dichloride
  • samarium(II) chloride
  • samarium chloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: brown to red
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 859°C; 855°C; 848°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 3690 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in samarium dichloride
Element %
Cl 32.05
Sm 67.95

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the SmCl2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Sm1Cl2

mass  %
214   7.6 ____
215 0.0
216 4.9 __
217 37.0 __________________
218 28.7 ______________
219 57.7 _____________________________
220 36.1 __________________
221 25.6 _____________
222 80.4 ________________________________________
223 3.5 __
224 100.0 __________________________________________________
225 0.0
226 42.6 _____________________
227 0.0
228 5.7 ___

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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