Ytterbium compounds: ytterbium difluoride

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The ytterbium in ytterbium difluoride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Ytterbium difluoride

  • Formula as often written: YbF2
  • Hill system formula: F2Yb1
  • CAS registry number: [15192-18-4]
  • Formula weight: 211.037
  • Class: fluoride


  • ytterbium difluoride
  • ytterbium(II) fluoride
  • ytterbium fluoride

Physical properties

  • Colour: grey or grey-green
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1407°C; 1052°C
  • Boiling point: 2380°C
  • Density:


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in ytterbium difluoride
Element %
F 18.00
Yb 82.00


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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the YbF2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Yb1F2

mass  %
206   0.4 
207 0.0
208 9.6 _____
209 45.0 ______________________
210 68.9 __________________________________
211 50.7 _________________________
212 100.0 __________________________________________________
213 0.0
214 39.9 ____________________


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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