|Molar mass||143.60 g/mol|
|Other cations||Sulfur monoxide
|Related tellurium oxides||Tellurium dioxide
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)|
The diatomic molecule tellurium monoxide has been found as a transient species. Previous work that claimed the existence of TeO solid has not been substantiated. The coating on DVDs called tellurium suboxide may be a mixture of tellurium dioxide and tellurium metal.
Tellurium monoxide was first reported in 1883 by E. Divers and M. Shimose. It was supposedly created by the heat decomposition of tellurium sulfoxide in a vacuum, and was shown to react with hydrogen chloride by 1913. Later work has not substantiated the claim that this was a pure solid compound. By 1984, the company Panasonic was working on an erasable optical disk drive containing "tellurium monoxide" (really a mixture of Te and TeO2).
- Tellurium dioxide
- Tellurium trioxide
- Lead carbide – originally thought to be a pure compound, but now considered more likely to be a mixture of carbon and lead
- Iodine pentabromide – originally thought to be a pure compound, but now considered to probably be a mixture of iodine monobromide and excess unreacted bromine
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