Ytterbium hydride

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Ytterbium hydride
Other names
Ytterbium(II) hydride
Ytterbium dihydride
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/Yb.2H
  • [YbH2]
Appearance solid
Related compounds
Other anions
ytterbium(II) chloride
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Ytterbium hydride is the hydride of ytterbium with the chemical formula YbH2. In this compound, the ytterbium atom has an oxidation state of +2 and the hydrogen atoms have an oxidation state of -1. Its resistivity at room temperature is 107 Ω·cm.[1] Ytterbium hydride has a high thermostability.[2]


Ytterbium hydride can be produced by reacting ytterbium with hydrogen gas:[1]

Yb + H2 → YbH2


  1. ^ a b 洪广言. 现代化学基础丛书 第36卷 稀土化学导论. 北京: 科学出版社, 2014. pp. 57-59. 3.2.4 稀土氢化物 ISBN 978-7-03-040581-4
  2. ^ Kost, M. E.; Mikheeva, V. I. Europium and ytterbium hydrides. Fiz. Khim. Gidridov., 1972. pp 91-101 (Conference). CODEN:31KKAS