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 nitrate, Ce(NO3)4

Ceric nitrate, Ce(NO3)4, has not been isolated. By evaporating a solution of ceric hydroxide in concentrated nitric acid, in the presence of a considerable quantity of calcium nitrate, red monoclinic crystals (a:b:c = 1.7834:1:1.0465; β = 90°48') of basic ceric nitrate, 2Ce(OH)(NO3)3.9H2O, can be obtained. The aqueous solution of the salt readily undergoes hydrolysis.

Ceric nitrate forms an isomorphous series of double nitrates with the nitrates of potassium, rubidium, caesium, and ammonium. They are of the type Ce(NO3)4.2MNO3, and form anhydrous, orange-red, monoclinic crystals: -


The salts are readily soluble in water and alcohol, but much less soluble in fairly concentrated nitric acid. In aqueous solution they are hydrolysed in a similar manner to ceric nitrate. It is probable that the solutions contain not only the ions Ce••••, M, and NO3', but also the complex ion Ce(NO3)6'; indeed, in alcoholic solution it has been shown by migration experiments that a coloured cation is present.

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