Ytterbium compounds: ytterbium tribromide

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The ytterbium in ytterbium tribromide formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Ytterbium tribromide

  • Formula as often written: YbBr3
  • Hill system formula: Br3Yb1
  • CAS registry number: [13759-89-2]
  • Formula weight: 412.752
  • Class: bromide

Synonyms

  • ytterbium tribromide
  • ytterbium(III) bromide
  • ytterbium bromide

Physical properties

  • Colour: white
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 956°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in ytterbium tribromide
Element %
Br 58.08
Yb 41.92

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the YbBr3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Yb1Br3

mass  %
405   0.1 
406 0.0
407 2.0 _
408 8.4 ____
409 18.3 _________
410 33.9 _________________
411 61.3 _______________________________
412 51.4 __________________________
413 100.0 __________________________________________________
414 34.6 _________________
415 86.5 ___________________________________________
416 8.7 ____
417 38.3 ___________________
418 0.0
419 6.9 ___

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.
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  • 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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