- Formula: ZrBr4
- Hill system formula: Br4Zr1
- CAS registry number: [13777-25-8]
- Formula weight: 410.84
- Class: bromide
- Colour: white
- Appearance: cystalline solid
- Melting point: 450°C
- Boiling point: 350°C; 250°C
- Density: 3980 kg m-3
The following are some synonyms of zirconium tetrabromide:
- zirconium tetrabromide
- zirconium(IV) bromide
- zirconium bromide
The oxidation number of zirconium in zirconium tetrabromide is 4.
ZrO2 + 2C + 2Br2 (560°C) → ZrBr4 + 2CO
Zirconium(IV) tetrabromide may be made through the direct reaction of the elements or by passing a stream of bromine in carbon dioxide over a mixture of zirconium(IV) oxide and sugar charcoal contained in a hot pyrex tube. Purification may be achieved by vacuum sublimation. The overall yield is about 60%. Zirconium(IV) bromide is a white crystalline solid that hydrolyses when dissolved in water.
The table shows element percentages for ZrBr4 (zirconium tetrabromide).
Isotope pattern for ZrBr4
The chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula ZrBr4 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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