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  • 10138-41-7
  • ErCl3
  • 99.99%
  • – 20 mesh
  • 233-385-0
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Description

Characteristic

Erbium(III) chloride, is a violet solid with the formula ErCl3.

Chemical formula:ErCl3 (anhydrous)  ErCl3·6H2O (hexahydrate)

Molar mass: 273.62 g/mol (anhydrous)  381.71 g/mol (hexahydrate)

Appearance: violet hygroscopic monoclinic crystals (anhydrous)  pink hygroscopic crystals (hexahydrate)

Density: 4.1 g/cm3 (anhydrous)

Melting point: 776 °C (1,429 °F; 1,049 K) (anhydrous)  decomposes (hexahydrate)

Boiling point: 1,500 °C (2,730 °F; 1,770 K)

Solubility in water:soluble in water (anhydrous)  slightly soluble in ethanol (hexahydrate)

Application

It is used in the preparation of erbium metal.