Selenium compounds: tetraselenium tetranitride

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The selenium in tetraselenium tetranitride formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Tetraselenium tetranitride

  • Formula as often written: Se4N4
  • Hill system formula: N4Se4
  • CAS registry number: [12033-88-4]
  • Formula weight: 371.867
  • Class: nitride

Synonyms

  • tetraselenium tetranitride
  • selenium(III) nitride
  • selenium nitride

Physical properties

  • Colour: red
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: (explodes on warming)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 4200 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tetraselenium tetranitride
Element %
N 15.07
Se 84.93

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Se4N4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Se4N4

mass  %
358   0.0 
359 0.0
360 0.2
361 0.0
362 1.0
363 0.2
364 4.1 __
365 0.6
366 12.8 ______
367 1.7 _
368 31.6 ________________
369 3.3 __
370 61.1 _______________________________
371 4.7 __
372 91.0 ______________________________________________
373 4.7 __
374 100.0 __________________________________________________
375 2.8 _
376 76.5 ______________________________________
377 1.4 _
378 33.0 ________________
379 0.5
380 7.6 ____
381 0.1
382 0.9
383 0.0
384 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.
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  • 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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