Tin: tin diiodide

tin diiodide is known by the following synonyms:

  • tin diiodide
  • tin(II) iodide
  • stannous iodide
  • tin iodide

The oxidation number of tin in tin diiodide is 2.

  • Formula: SnI2
  • Hill system formula: I2Sn1
  • CAS registry number: [10294-70-9]
  • Formula weight: 372.519
  • Class: iodide
  • Colour: red or red-orange
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 320°C
  • Boiling point: 714°C
  • Density: 5280 kg m-3

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of tin:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of tin diiodide

Element analysis

Element percentages in tin diiodide
Element %
I 68.13
Sn 31.87

Isotope pattern for SnI2

THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula SnI2 with the most intense ion set to 100%.

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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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