|Molar mass||122.42 g/mol|
|Melting point||750 °C (1,380 °F; 1,020 K) decomposes|
|Solubility||insoluble in acid
slightly soluble in aqua regia
|EU Index||Not listed|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Palladium(II) oxide is the inorganic compound of formula PdO. It is the only well characterised oxide of palladium. It is prepared by treating the metal with oxygen. Above about 900 °C, the oxide reverts to palladium metal and oxygen gas. It is not attacked by acids.
PdO is often obtained as a poorly defined material that is generated for applications as a catalyst (see Adams catalyst). Palladium oxide is prepared by heating palladium sponge in oxygen at 350 °C.
- 2 Pd + O2 → 2 PdO
- 2 PdCl2 + 4 KNO3 → 2 PdO + 4 KCl + 2 NO2 + O2 (possible reaction)
or the product of dissolving palladium in aqua regia, followed by the addition of sodium nitrate at 600 °C. A hydrated form of the oxide (which dissolves in acid) can be prepared by precipitation from solution, for example, by hydrolysis of palladium nitrate or reaction of a soluble palladium compound with a strong base. The brown hydrated oxide converts to black anhydrous oxide on heating. Its susceptibility to attack by acids decreases at lower water content.
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