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Structure and dimensions of the stannane molecule
Ball-and-stick model of the stannane molecule Space-filling model of the stannane molecule
CAS number 2406-52-2 N
ChemSpider 109776 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:30419 YesY
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Molecular formula SnH4
Molar mass 122.71 g mol−1
Appearance colourless gas
Density 5.4 g dm−3, gas
Melting point −146 °C (−231 °F; 127 K)
Boiling point −52 °C (−62 °F; 221 K)
Related compounds
Related organotins tributylstannane (Bu3SnH)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Stannane /ˈstænn/ is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula SnH
. It is a colourless gas. Stannane can be prepared by the reaction of SnCl4 and LiAlH4.[1] Stannane decomposes slowly at room temperature to give metallic tin and hydrogen and ignites on contact with air.[1]

Variants of stannane can be found as a highly toxic, gaseous, inorganic metal hydride. Stannane is an analogue of methane.

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  1. ^ a b Greenwood, Norman N.; Earnshaw, Alan (1997). Chemistry of the Elements (2nd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 0080379419.