Actinium(III) chloride

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Actinium(III) chloride[1]
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Names
Other names
Actinium trichloride
Actinium chloride
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/Ac.3ClH/h;3*1H/p-3
    Key: WHQPIOWKCXBORU-UHFFFAOYSA-K
  • [Cl-].[Cl-].[Cl-].[Ac]
Properties
AcCl3
Molar mass 333.378 g/mol
Appearance White crystalline solid
Density 4.81 g/cm3
Melting point 1,051 °C (1,924 °F; 1,324 K) (sublimes)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Actinium(III) chloride is a chemical compound containing the rare radioactive element actinium. This salt has the formula AcCl3. Molecular weight of the compound is 333.378 g/mol.[2]

Synthesis[edit]

Actinium(III) chloride is made by reacting actinium hydroxide with carbon tetrachloride.[1]

4 Ac(OH)3 + 3 CCl4 → 4AcCl3 + 3CO2 + 6H2O

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ltd, Mark Winter, University of Sheffield and WebElements. "WebElements Periodic Table » Actinium » actinium trichloride". www.webelements.com.
  2. ^ Pubchem. "Actinium chloride". pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.