Selenium oxidation number
Selenium dioxide is known by the following synonyms:
- selenium dioxide
- selenium(IV) oxide
- selenium oxide
The oxidation number of selenium in selenium dioxide is 4.
- Formula: SeO2
- Hill system formula: O2Se1
- CAS registry number: [7446-08-4]
- Formula weight: 110.959
- Class: oxide
- Colour: white
- Appearance: crystalline solid
- Melting point: 340°C
- Boiling point: 315°C
- Density: 3950 kg m-3
Selenium(IV) dioxide is formed by the combustion of elemental selenium in a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen dioxide. The yield is about 80%. Selenium(IV) dioxide is a white crystalline material that melts at 340°C.
Solid state structure
- Geometry of selenium:
- Prototypical structure:
Element analysisElement percentages in selenium dioxide
Isotope pattern for SeO2
THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula SeO2 with the most intense ion set to 100%.
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