Ytterbium compounds: ytterbium trichloride hexahydrate

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The ytterbium in ytterbium trichloride hexahydrate formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Ytterbium trichloride hexahydrate

  • Formula as often written: YbCl3.6H2O
  • Hill system formula: Cl3H12O6Yb1
  • CAS registry number: [19423-87-1]
  • Formula weight: 387.49
  • Class: complex

Synonyms

  • ytterbium trichloride hexahydrate
  • ytterbium(III) chloride 6-water
  • ytterbium chloride 6-water

Physical properties

  • Colour: green
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 150°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 2570 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in ytterbium trichloride hexahydrate
Element %
Cl 27.45
H 3.12
O 24.77
Yb 44.66

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the YbCl3.6H2O unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Yb1Cl3H12O6

mass  %
381   0.2 
382 0.0
383 5.9 ___
384 26.4 _____________
385 46.1 _______________________
386 55.6 ____________________________
387 100.0 __________________________________________________
388 37.7 ___________________
389 93.7 _______________________________________________
390 10.8 _____
391 43.0 ______________________
392 1.3 _
393 9.6 _____
394 0.0
395 0.9
396 0.0
397 0.0

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

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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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