Beryllium nitrate

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Beryllium nitrate
Beryllium Nitrate Diagram.svg
CAS number 13597-99-4 YesY=, 7787-55-5 (trihydrate)
PubChem 26126
ChemSpider 24337 YesY
EC number 237-062-5
UN number 2464
Molecular formula Be(NO3)2
Molar mass 133.021982 g/mol
Appearance white to yellow solid
Odor odorless
Density 1.56 g/cm3
Melting point 60.5 °C (140.9 °F; 333.6 K)
Boiling point 142 °C (288 °F; 415 K) (decomposes)
Solubility in water 166 g/100 mL
Std enthalpy of
-700.4 kJ/mol
Related compounds
Other cations Magnesium nitrate
Calcium nitrate
Strontium nitrate
Barium nitrate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Beryllium nitrate, also known as beryllium dinitrate, is an ionic beryllium salt of nitric acid with the chemical formula Be(NO3)2.[1] Each formula unit is composed of one Be2+ cation and two NO3- anions.


Beryllium nitrate is a toxic chemical,[1] like all other beryllium compounds. It is also an irritant in small doses. When burned, it gives off irritating or toxic fumes. However, when massive short-term exposure occurs, acute pneumonitis can set in, but symptoms do not manifest themselves for 3 days.[1]


Beryllium nitrate can be prepared by reacting beryllium hydroxide in nitric acid.[2]

Be(OH)2 + 2 HNO3 → Be(NO3)2 + 2 H2O


  1. ^ a b c "Beryllium Nitrate (ICSC)". IPCS INCHEM. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Walsh, Kenneth (2009). Beryllium chemistry and processing. ASM International. pp. 121–122. ISBN 978-0-87170-721-5. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
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NaNO3 Mg(NO3)2 Al(NO3)3 Si P S ClONO2 Ar
KNO3 Ca(NO3)2 Sc(NO3)3 Ti V Cr(NO3)3 Mn(NO3)2 Fe(NO3)3 Co(NO3)2,
Ni(NO3)2 Cu(NO3)2 Zn(NO3)2 Ga(NO3)3 Ge As Se Br Kr
RbNO3 Sr(NO3)2 Y Zr Nb Mo Tc Ru Rh Pd(NO3)2 AgNO3 Cd(NO3)2 In Sn Sb Te I Xe
CsNO3 Ba(NO3)2   Hf Ta W Re Os Ir Pt Au Hg2(NO3)2,
Tl(NO3)3 Pb(NO3)2 Bi(NO3)2 Po At Rn
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La Ce(NO3)x Pr Nd Pm Sm Eu Gd(NO3)3 Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb Lu
Ac Th Pa UO2(NO3)2 Np Pu Am Cm Bk Cf Es Fm Md No Lr