Rubidium: rubidium hydroxide
rubidium hydroxide is known by the following synonyms:
- rubidium hydroxide
- rubidium(I) hydroxide
The oxidation number of rubidium in rubidium hydroxide is 1.
- Formula: RbOH
- Hill system formula: H1O1Rb1
- CAS registry number: [1310-82-3]
- Formula weight: 102.475
- Class: hydroxide
- Colour: pale grey
- Appearance: crystalline solid
- Melting point: 301°C
- Boiling point:
- Density: 3200 kg m-3
It is formed by dissolving any of the rubidium oxides in water, followed by recrystallization. For instance:
Rb2O2(s) + 2H2O(l) → 2RbOH(aq) + H2O2
It seems to crystallize as the hydrate.
Isotope pattern for RbOH
THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula RbOH with the most intense ion set to 100%.
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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