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|Molar mass||443.87 g/mol|
|Solubility in other solvents||0.5 g/ mL (20 °C)
3.365 g/100 mL (100 °C)
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Ammonium hexachloroplatinate, also known as ammonium chloroplatinate, is a chemical compound with the formula [NH4]2[PtCl6]. It is a rare example of a soluble platinum(IV) salt that is not hygroscopic. It forms intensely yellow solutions in water. In the presence of 1M NH4Cl, its solubility is only 0.0028 g/100 mL.
Preparation and structure
The compound consists of separate tetrahedral ammonium cations and octahedral [PtCl6]2− anions. It is usually generated as a fine yellow precipitate by treating a solution of hexachloroplatinic acid with a solution of an ammonium salt. The complex is so poorly soluble that this step is employed in the isolation of platinum from ores and recycled residues.
Uses and reactions
Ammonium hexachloroplatinate is used in platinum plating.
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- Cotton, S. A. Chemistry of Precious Metals, Chapman and Hall (London): 1997. ISBN 0-7514-0413-6.