Tungsten compounds: tungsten trisulphide

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The tungsten in tungsten trisulphide formally is in the oxidation state 6.

Tungsten trisulphide

  • Formula as often written: WS3
  • Hill system formula: S3W1
  • CAS registry number: [12125-19-8]
  • Formula weight: 280.038
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • tungsten trisulphide
  • tungsten(VI) sulphide
  • tungsten sulfide
  • tungsten sulphide
  • tungsten trisulfide
  • tungsten(VI) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: brown
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tungsten trisulphide
Element %
S 34.35
W 65.65

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the WS3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: W1S3

mass  %
276   0.4 
277 0.0
278 76.3 ______________________________________
279 43.2 ______________________
280 100.0 __________________________________________________
281 7.8 ____
282 95.3 ________________________________________________
283 2.4 _
284 11.6 ______
285 0.2
286 0.6
287 0.0
288 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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