Tellurium compounds: tritellurium dichloride

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The tellurium in tritellurium dichloride formally is in the oxidation state 0, 0, 2.

Crystal structure of tritellurium dichloride

Tritellurium dichloride

  • Formula as often written: Te3Cl2
  • Hill system formula: Cl2Te3
  • CAS registry number: [12526-08-8]
  • Formula weight: 453.705
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • tritellurium dichloride
  • tellurium chloride
  • tellurium (0,0,II) chloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: silver grey
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point: 238°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tritellurium dichloride
Element %
Cl 15.63
Te 84.37

Synthesis

Not available

Solid state structure

  • Geometry of tellurium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of tritellurium dichloride

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Te3Cl2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Te3Cl2

mass  %
436   0.0 
437 0.0
438 0.0
439 0.1
440 0.3
441 0.4
442 1.3 _
443 1.6 _
444 3.9 __
445 4.4 __
446 10.5 _____
447 10.1 _____
448 23.4 ____________
449 18.7 _________
450 43.1 ______________________
451 28.3 ______________
452 67.7 __________________________________
453 30.4 _______________
454 91.5 ______________________________________________
455 21.2 ___________
456 100.0 __________________________________________________
457 7.1 ____
458 80.4 ________________________________________
459 0.9
460 43.3 ______________________
461 0.0
462 12.4 ______
463 0.0
464 1.4 _

References

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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  • 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.
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  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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