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    NEODYMIUM
    60
    Nd
    144.24 (3) g


    Compounds of neodymium:

    neodymium (III) chloride

    • Formula as commonly written: NdCl3
    • Hill system formula: Cl3Nd1
    • CAS registry number: [10024-93-8]
    • Formula weight: 250.598
    • Class: chloride

    Synonyms

    • neodymium (III) chloride
    • neodymium chloride
    • neodymium trichloride

    Physical properties

    • Colour: mauve
    • Appearance: crystalline solid
    • Melting point: 758°C
    • Boiling point: 1600°C
    • Density: 4130 kg m-3

    Element analysis and oxidation numbers

    For 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 stateFormal electronic configuration
    Cl 42.44-1[Ne].3s2.3p6
    Nd 57.563[Xe].4f3

    Synthesis

    Not available

    Solid state structure

    • Geometry of neodymium: 9 coordinate: tricapped trigonal prismatic
    • Prototypical structure:

    Crystal structure of neodymium (III) chloride

    Isotope pattern

    What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the NdCl3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

    Formula: Nd1Cl3

    mass %247 54.4 ___________________________
    248 24.4 ____________
    249 100.0 __________________________________________________
    250 40.1 ____________________
    251 97.0 ________________________________________________
    252 23.5 ____________
    253 61.1 _______________________________
    254 5.9 ___
    255 34.6 _________________
    256 0.5
    257 15.5 ________
    258 0.0
    259 3.9 __
    260 0.0
    261 0.4

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    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.
    • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
    • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
    • 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.
    Fluorides
  • NdF3
  • Chlorides
  • NdCl2
  • NdCl3
  • Bromides
  • NdBr2
  • NdBr3
  • Iodides
  • NdI2
  • NdI3
  • Hydrides
    none listed
    Oxides
  • Nd2O3
  • Sulfides
  • NdS
  • Nd2S3
  • Selenides
  • NdSe
  • Tellurides
  • NdTe
  • Nd2Te3
  • Nitrides
  • NdN






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