Thorium(IV) chloride

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Thorium(IV) chloride
Identifiers
CAS number 10026-08-1 YesY
PubChem 66209
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Properties
Molecular formula ThCl4
Molar mass 373.849 g/mol
Appearance grey-white needles
hygroscopic
Density 4.59 g/cm3, solid
Melting point 770 °C (1,420 °F; 1,040 K)
Boiling point 921 °C (1,690 °F; 1,194 K)
Structure
Crystal structure tetragonal
Hazards
EU classification not listed
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Thorium(IV) chloride (ThCl4) is an inorganic chemical compound. It is 8-coordinate and adopts a dodecahedron geometry. Thorium(IV) tetrabromide is isostructural. Thorium(IV) chloride dissolves in water to give the thorium dichloride ion:

ThCl4(s) → [ThCl2]2+(aq) + 2Cl(aq)

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