Thorium compounds: dithorium trisulphide

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The thorium in dithorium trisulphide formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of dithorium trisulphide

Dithorium trisulphide

  • Formula as often written: Th2S3
  • Hill system formula: S3Th2
  • CAS registry number: [12286-35-0]
  • Formula weight: 560.274
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • dithorium trisulphide
  • thorium(III) sulphide
  • dithorium trisulfide
  • thorium sulfide
  • thorium sulphide
  • thorium(III) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: brown
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point: >199°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in dithorium trisulphide
Element %
S 17.17
Th 82.83

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of thorium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of dithorium trisulphide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Th2S3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Th2S3

mass  %
560 100.0 __________________________________________________
561 2.4 _
562 13.3 _______
563 0.2
564 0.7
565 0.0
566 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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