Tungsten compounds: tungsten dioxide

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The tungsten in tungsten dioxide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Crystal structure of tungsten dioxide

Tungsten dioxide

  • Formula as often written: WO2
  • Hill system formula: O2W1
  • CAS registry number: [12036-22-5]
  • Formula weight: 215.839
  • Class: oxide

Synonyms

  • tungsten dioxide
  • tungsten(IV) oxide
  • tungsten oxide

Physical properties

  • Colour: brown or blue
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1500°C
  • Boiling point: 1730°C
  • Density: 10800 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tungsten dioxide
Element %
O 14.83
W 85.17

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of tungsten:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of tungsten dioxide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the WO2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: W1O2

mass  %
212   0.4 
213 0.0
214 85.4 ___________________________________________
215 46.5 _______________________
216 100.0 __________________________________________________
217 0.3
218 93.3 _______________________________________________
219 0.1
220 0.4

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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