Yttrium: yttrium trichloride

yttrium trichloride is known by the following synonyms:

  • yttrium trichloride
  • yttrium(III) chloride
  • yttrium chloride

The oxidation number of yttrium in yttrium trichloride is 3.

  • Formula: YCl3
  • Hill system formula: Cl3Y1
  • CAS registry number: [10361-92-9]
  • Formula weight: 195.264
  • Class: chloride
  • Colour: white
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 721°C
  • Boiling point: 1510
  • Density: 2610 kg m-3


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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of yttrium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of yttrium trichloride

Element analysis

Element percentages in yttrium trichloride
Element %
Cl 54.47
Y 45.53

Isotope pattern for YCl3

THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula YCl3 with the most intense ion set to 100%.


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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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