Chemistry:Chromium(IV) chloride

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Chromium(IV) chloride[1]
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 193.807 g/mol
Melting point decomposes above -80°C
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Chromium(IV) chloride (CrCl4) is an unstable chromium compound. It is generated by combining chromium(III) chloride and chlorine gas at elevated temperatures, but reverts to those substances at room temperature.[2]


  1. Lide, David R. (1998). Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. pp. 4–53. ISBN 0-8493-0594-2. 
  2. Plies, V. (1988). "Massenspektrometrische Untersuchungen der Gasphase über CrCl3 und CrCl3/Cl2". Zeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie 556: 120–8. doi:10.1002/zaac.19885560112.