Chemical elements
  Cerium
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      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
      Ceria
      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

Ceroceric hydroxide






Ceroceric hydroxide, Ce(OH)3.Ce(OH)4 or 4Ce(OH)3.3Ce(OH)4. - When white cerous hydroxide is exposed to air or oxygen, it absorbs oxygen and is eventually converted into yellow ceric hydroxide, but the initial product of oxidation has a violet or purple tint. A precipitate of the same violet colour is obtained by adding an alkali hydroxide to a solution of a mixture of a cerous and a ceric salt, and the colour attains a maximum intensity when the ratio CeIII CeIV has a certain definite value, which, however, can only be approximately estimated. Wyrouboff and Verneuil consider that this intermediate hydroxide is obtained in a pure state by precipitating ceroceric hydrosulphate with alkali, and, if this is the case, its composition is probably expressed by one or other of the alternative formulae given above. The violet hydroxide becomes bluish-black in colour when dried in vacuo, but a slight oxidation to ceria is always observed.


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