|Compounds of boron:|
- Formula as commonly written: B4H10
- Hill system formula: B4H10
- CAS registry number: [18283-93-7]
- Formula weight: 53.323
- Class: hydride
- boron hydride
- tetraborane (10)
- tetraboron decahydride
- Colour: colourless
- Appearance: gas
- Melting point: -121°C
- Boiling point: 18°C
- Density: 2.3 kg m-3 (gas)
Element analysis and oxidation numbersFor each compound, and where possible, a formal oxidation number for each element is given, but the usefulness of this number is limited, especially so for p-block elements in particular. Based upon that oxidation number, an electronic configuration is also given but note that for more exotic compounds you should view this as a guide only.
|Element||%||Formal oxidation state||Formal electronic configuration|
| B|| 81.10||-1|
| H|| 18.90|
What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the B4H10 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.
mass %50 0.4
51 6.1 ___
52 37.0 __________________
53 99.3 __________________________________________________
54 100.0 __________________________________________________
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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