Tungsten compounds: ditungsten decachloride

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The tungsten in ditungsten decachloride formally is in the oxidation state 5.

Ditungsten decachloride

  • Formula as often written: [WCl5]2
  • Hill system formula: Cl10W2
  • CAS registry number: [13470-14-9]
  • Formula weight: 722.207
  • Class: chloride

Synonyms

  • ditungsten decachloride
  • tungsten(V) chloride
  • ditungsten chloride
  • tungsten chloride
  • tungsten pentachloride

Physical properties

  • Colour: dark green or black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 242°C; 248°C
  • Boiling point: 286°C
  • Density: 3.875

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in ditungsten decachloride
Element %
Cl 49.09
W 50.91

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the [WCl5]2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: W2Cl10

mass  %
712   0.0 
713 0.0
714 2.7 _
715 2.9 _
716 15.5 ________
717 12.5 ______
718 43.7 ______________________
719 26.9 _____________
720 78.6 _______________________________________
721 36.4 __________________
722 100.0 __________________________________________________
723 33.6 _________________
724 94.3 _______________________________________________
725 21.9 ___________
726 67.1 __________________________________
727 10.3 _____
728 36.2 __________________
729 3.5 __
730 14.8 _______
731 0.8
732 4.5 __
733 0.1
734 1.0
735 0.0
736 0.2
737 0.0
738 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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