Yttrium compounds: diyttrium trisulphate octahydrate

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The yttrium in diyttrium trisulphate octahydrate formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Diyttrium trisulphate octahydrate

  • Formula as often written: Y2(SO4)3.8H2O
  • Hill system formula: H16O20S3Y2
  • CAS registry number: [7446-33-5]
  • Formula weight: 610.125
  • Class: complex

Synonyms

  • diyttrium trisulphate octahydrate
  • yttrium(III) sulphate 8-water
  • diyttrium trisulfate octahydrate
  • yttrium sulfate 8-water
  • yttrium sulphate 8-water
  • yttrium(III) sulfate 8-water

Physical properties

  • Colour: red
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: dehydrates at 400
  • Boiling point: decomposes at > 1000
  • Density: 2600 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in diyttrium trisulphate octahydrate
Element %
H 2.64
O 52.45
S 15.77
Y 29.14

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Y2(SO4)3.8H2O unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Y2S3O20H16

mass  %
610 100.0 __________________________________________________
611 3.3 __
612 17.3 _________
613 0.5
614 1.3 _
615 0.0
616 0.1

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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