Cerium(III) hydroxide

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Cerium(III) oxide
CAS number 15785-09-8 YesY
PubChem 85102
EC number 239-881-3
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Molecular formula Ce(OH)3
Molar mass 191.148 g/mol
Appearance white crystals
Solubility in water insoluble
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Cerium(III) hydroxide is a hydroxide of the rare earth metal cerium. It is a pale white powder with the chemical formula Ce(OH)3. [1]


Cerium(III) hydroxide is prepared by the reaction of hot water at 90 °C on cerium metal:

\mathsf{2Ce + 6H_2O \ \xrightarrow{90^oC}\ 2Ce(OH)_3\downarrow + 3H_2\uparrow }


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