Chemistry:Caesium cadmium chloride

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Caesium cadmium chloride
IUPAC name
Caesium cadmium chloride
Molar mass 351.675 g/mol
Appearance White or colourless solid
a = 7.403, c = 18.406
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Caesium cadmium chloride (CsCdCl3) is a synthetic crystalline material. It belongs to the AMX3 group (where A=alkali metal, M=bivalent metal, X=halogen ions). It crystallizes in a hexagonal space group P63/mmc with unit cell lengths a = 7.403 Å and c = 18.406 Å, with one cadmium ion having D3d symmetry and the other having C3v symmetry.[1]

It is formed when an aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid containing an equimolar solution of caesium chloride and cadmium chloride.[2]


  1. Chang, Jin Rong.; McPherson, Gary L.; Atwood, Jerry L. (December 1975). "Electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of vanadium(II) and nickel(II) doped into crystals of cesium cadmium chloride and a redetermination of the structure of cesium cadmium chloride". Inorganic Chemistry 14 (12): 3079–3085. doi:10.1021/ic50154a044. 
  2. Electron paramagnetic spectrum of manganese(II)-manganese(II) pairs in single crystals of cesium cadmium chloride. Electronic structure of the nonachlorodimanganate(5-) dimer Gary L. McPherson, and Jin Rong Chang, Inorg. Chem., 1976, 15 (5), 1018-1022. doi:10.1021/ic50159a006