Zinc compounds: zinc telluride

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The zinc in zinc telluride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Crystal structure of zinc telluride

Zinc telluride

  • Formula as often written: ZnTe
  • Hill system formula: Te1Zn1
  • CAS registry number: [1315-11-3]
  • Formula weight: 192.99
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • zinc telluride
  • zinc(II) telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour: red
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1239°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 5900 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in zinc telluride
Element %
Te 66.12
Zn 33.88

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of zinc:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of zinc telluride

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Zn1Te1

mass  %
184   0.2 
185 0.0
186 4.5 __
187 1.5 _
188 10.7 _____
189 13.3 _______
190 38.4 ___________________
191 8.2 ____
192 75.9 ______________________________________
193 7.4 ____
194 100.0 __________________________________________________
195 4.6 __
196 53.7 ___________________________
197 4.8 __
198 22.7 ___________
199 0.0
200 0.7

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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  • 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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