Uranium pentachloride

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Uranium pentachloride
IUPAC name
Uranium(V) chloride
Other names
Uranium pentachloride
Uranic chloride
Molar mass 415.29 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Uranium pentachloride is an inorganic chemical compound composed of uranium in the +5 oxidation state and five chlorine atoms. The gaseous form has C4v symmetry.[1] There are two crystalline forms, each of which has the uranium atom in an octahedral geometry among six chlorine atoms.[2]


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  2. ^ Lester R. Morss, Norman M. Edelstein, J. Fuger (eds.). The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements. pp. 522–523.