|Compounds of neodymium:|
neodymium (II) chloride
- Formula as commonly written: NdCl2
- Hill system formula: Cl2Nd1
- CAS registry number: [25469-93-6]
- Formula weight: 215.145
- Class: chloride
- neodymium (II) chloride
- neodymium chloride
- neodymium dichloride
- Colour: green
- Appearance: solid. Air sensitive.
- Melting point: 841°C
- Boiling point:
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|
| Cl|| 32.96||-1||[Ne].3s2.3p6|
| Nd|| 67.04||2||[Xe].4f4|
Solid state structure
- Geometry of neodymium: 9 coordinate: tricapped trigonal prismatic
- Prototypical structure: PbCl2
What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the NdCl2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.
mass %212 65.9 _________________________________
213 29.6 _______________
214 100.0 __________________________________________________
215 39.1 ____________________
216 85.5 ___________________________________________
217 15.9 ________
218 46.6 _______________________
219 2.1 _
220 26.9 _____________
222 10.2 _____
224 1.4 _
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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