Tin compounds: tin selenide

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The tin in tin selenide formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Crystal structure of tin selenide

Tin selenide

  • Formula as often written: SnSe
  • Hill system formula: Se1Sn1
  • CAS registry number: [1315-06-6]
  • Formula weight: 197.67
  • Class: selenide

Synonyms

  • tin selenide
  • tin(II) selenide
  • stannous selenide

Physical properties

  • Colour: grey
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 861°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6180 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tin selenide
Element %
Se 39.95
Sn 60.05

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of tin:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of tin selenide

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Sn1Se1

mass  %
186   0.0 
187 0.0
188 0.4
189 0.0
190 1.9 _
191 0.5
192 10.0 _____
193 4.5 __
194 29.6 _______________
195 13.6 _______
196 74.5 _____________________________________
197 28.4 ______________
198 100.0 __________________________________________________
199 23.3 ____________
200 93.0 ______________________________________________
201 3.9 __
202 30.9 _______________
203 0.0
204 15.3 ________
205 0.0
206 2.5 _

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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  • 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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