Chemical elements
    Physical Properties
    Chemical Properties
      Cerous hydride
      Cerous fluoride
      Cerous chloride
      Cerous oxychloride
      Cerous bromide
      Cerous iodide
      Cerous perchlorate
      Cerous bromate
      Cerous iodate
      Cerous oxide
      Cerous sesquioxide
      Cerous hydroxide
      Cerous sulphide
      Cerous persulphide
      Cerous oxysulphide
      Cerous sulphite
      Cerous sulphate
      Cerous dithionate
      Cerous selenite
      Cerous selenate
      Cerous chromate
      Cerous molybdate
      Cerous tungstate
      Cerous nitride
      Cerous nitrite
      Cerous nitrate
      Cerous hypophosphite
      Cerous orthophosphate
      Cerous vanadate
      Cerous carbide
      Cerous silicide
      Cerous carbonate
      Cerous thiocyanate
      Cerous platinocyanide
      Cerous oxalate
      Cerous silicate
      Ceric fluoride
      Ceric chloride
      Ceric iodate
      Ceroceric oxide
      Ceroceric hydroxide
      Ceric oxide
      Cerium dioxide
      Ceric hydroxide
      Perceric hydroxide
      Ceric hydrosulphate
      Ceric sulphate
      Ceric selenite
      Ceric chromate
      Ceric molybdate
      Ceric nitrate
      Ceric ammonium nitrate
      Ceric orthophosphate
      Ceric dihydrogen arsenate
      Ceric carbonate
      Perceric carbonate
      Ceric acetate
      Ceric oxalate
      Ceric acetylacetonate
      Ceric borate
    PDB 1ak8-1n65

Ceric acetate

The normal salt is not known. A weakly acid solution of a ceric salt is completely precipitated as yellow basic ceric acetate when heated to boiling with excess of an alkali acetate. An aqueous solution of cerous acetate is said to be oxidised to ceric acetate by ozone.

Basic perceric acetate is obtained as an orange-brown precipitate when hydrogen peroxide and an alkali acetate are added to a solution of a cerous salt. The precipitate thus obtained is apparently a derivative of a peroxide (Ce(OH)2.O2H) analogous to the peroxides of the other rare earth elements, since the atomic ratio of cerium to active oxygen (i.e. oxygen in excess of that required for a cerous salt) is Ce:O. The formation of basic perceric acetate may be used as a test for cerium or as a means of separating cerium from the other rare earth elements. The precipitate is converted into basic ceric acetate when dried at 120°.

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