Potassium selenide

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Potassium selenide
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Names
IUPAC name
Potassium selenide
Other names
Dipotassium selenide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
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EC Number
  • 215-198-6
UNII
  • InChI=1S/2K.Se/q2*+1;-2
    Key: VZZSRKCQPCSMRS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • [K+].[K+].[Se-2]
Properties
K2Se
Molar mass 157.16
Appearance clearish wet crystal[1]
Density 2.29 g/cm3[2]
reacts
Structure
cubic: antifluorite
Hazards
Occupational safety and health (OHS/OSH):
Main hazards
toxic
GHS labelling:
GHS06: ToxicGHS08: Health hazardGHS09: Environmental hazard
Danger
H301, H331, H373, H410
P260, P262, P264, P270, P271, P273, P280, P284, P301+P310, P304+P340, P310, P314, P320, P321, P330, P361, P363, P391, P403+P233, P405, P501
Related compounds
Other anions
Potassium oxide
Potassium sulfide
Potassium telluride
Potassium polonide
Other cations
Lithium selenide
Sodium selenide
Rubidium selenide
Caesium selenide
Related compounds
Potassium selenate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Potassium selenide (K2Se) is an inorganic compound formed from selenium and potassium.

Production[edit]

It can be produced by the reaction of selenium and potassium. If the two are combined in liquid ammonia, the purity is higher.

Crystal structure[edit]

Potassium selenide has a cubic, antifluorite crystal structure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean D'Ans, Ellen Lax: Taschenbuch für Chemiker und Physiker. 3. Elemente, anorganische Verbindungen und Materialien, Minerale, Band 3. 4. Auflage, Springer, 1997, ISBN 978-3-5406-0035-0, S. 692 ([1], p. 692, at Google Books).
  2. ^ Dale L. Perry, Sidney L. Phillips: Handbook of inorganic compounds. CRC Press, 1995, ISBN 978-0-8493-8671-8, S. 336 ([2], p. 336, at Google Books).