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Cerium(III) carbonate Ce2(CO3)3, is the salt formed by cerium(III) cations and carbonate anions. Its pure form was not yet confirmed to exist in the nature, but Ce-bearing carbonates (mainly bastnäsite group) stand for an ore of cerium metal, along with monazite.

Cerium(III) CARBONATE
Names
IUPAC names
Cerium(III) carbonate
Cerium tricarbonate
Other names
Cerous carbonate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.870
EC Number
  • 208-655-6
UNII
Properties
Ce2(CO3)3
Molar mass 460.26 g/mol
Appearance white solid
Melting point 500 °C (932 °F; 773 K)
negligible
Hazards
not listed
Flash point Non-flammable
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Molecular weightEdit

The molecular weight of the compound of cerium(III) carbonate is 460.2587g/mole.[1]

Different namesEdit

IUPAC name:Cerium tricarbonate.[2] Other chemical names: Dicerium tricarbonate;Cerium(III) carbonate;Cerium carbonate;Cerous Carbonate;Dicerium(3+)Ion Tricarbonate.

UsesEdit

Cerium(III) carbonate is used in the production of cerium(III) chloride, and in incandescent lamps.[3]

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