Antimony triselenide

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Antimony triselenide
Sb2Se3 structure.jpg
Identifiers
CAS number 1315-05-5
PubChem 6391662
ChemSpider 11483776 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula Sb2Se3
Molar mass 480.4 g/mol
Appearance black crystals
Density 5.81 g/cm3, solid
Melting point 611 °C
Structure
Crystal structure Orthorhombic, oP20, SpaceGroup = Pnma, No. 62
Related compounds
Other anions antimony(III) oxide, antimony(III) sulfide, antimony(III) telluride
Other cations arsenic(III) selenide, bismuth(III) selenide
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Antimony triselenide is the chemical compound with the formula Sb2Se3. The material exists as the sulfosalt mineral antimonselite, which crystallizes in an orthorhombic space group.[1] In this compound, antimony is assigned the oxidation state 3+ and selenium 2-, but in fact the bonding in this compound is highly covalent as reflected by the black color and semiconducting properties of this and related materials.[2]

It may be formed by the reaction of antimony with selenium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jambor, J. L.; Grew, E. S."New Mineral Names" American Mineralogist, Volume 79, pages 387-391, 1994.
  2. ^ Caracas, R.; Gonze, X. "First-principles study of the electronic properties of A2B3 minerals,, with A=Bi,Sb and B=S,Se, Note: Hypothetical sulphosalt structure derived from density functional theory"" Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 2005, volume 32 p.295-300.