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|Molar mass||323.517 g/mol|
|Appearance||yellow powdery solid|
|Density||3.78 g/cm3, solid|
|Melting point||380 °C; 716 °F; 653 K (decomp)|
|Solubility in water||0.3 g/100 mL|
|Solubility||insoluble in nitric acid|
heat capacity C
|117.69 J/mol K|
|Std enthalpy of
|EU classification||not listed|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Antimony pentoxide has the same structure as the B form of niobium pentoxide and can be derived from the rutile structure, with antimony coordinated by six oxygens in a distorted octahedral arrangement. The SbO6 octahedra are corner- and edge-sharing.
The hydrated oxide is prepared by hydrolysis of antimony pentachloride; or by acidification of potassium hexahydroxoantimonate(V). It may also be prepared by oxidation of antimony trioxide with nitric acid.
Properties and reactions
When heated at 700 °C the yellow hydrated pentoxide converts to an anhydrous white solid with a formula Sb6O13 containing both Sb(III) and Sb(V). Heating at 900 °C produces a white insoluble powder of Sb2O4 of both α and β forms. The β form consists of Sb(V) in octahedral interstices and pyramidal Sb(III) O4 units. In these compounds, Sb(V) atom is octahedrally coordinated to six –OH groups.
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