Vanadium compounds: vanadium tetrabromide

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The vanadium in vanadium tetrabromide formally is in the oxidation state 4.

Crystal structure of vanadium tetrabromide

Vanadium tetrabromide

  • Formula as often written: VBr4
  • Hill system formula: Br4V1
  • CAS registry number: [13595-30-7]
  • Formula weight: 370.558
  • Class: bromide


  • vanadium tetrabromide
  • vanadium(IV) bromide
  • vanadium bromide

Physical properties

  • Colour: magenta or purple
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: -23°C (decomposes to VBr3 + Br2)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in vanadium tetrabromide
Element %
Br 86.25
V 13.75


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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of vanadium: 4 coordinate: tetrahedral
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of vanadium tetrabromide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the VBr4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: V1Br4

mass  %
366   0.0 
367 17.6 _________
368 0.2
369 68.5 __________________________________
370 0.3
371 100.0 __________________________________________________
372 0.2
373 64.9 ________________________________
374 0.0
375 15.8 ________


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.
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  • 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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