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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

Cerous nitrate, Ce(NO3)3






Cerous nitrate, Ce(NO3)3.6H2O, forms very deliquescent, triclinic crystals. A solution of the salt may be prepared from cerous sulphate and barium nitrate, by heating eerie hydroxide or oxide with nitric acid and a reducing agent, e.g. hydrogen peroxide, or by heating cerous oxalate with concentrated nitric acid. The crystals lose 3H2O at 100°, and begin to decompose at 200°.


Cerous ammonium nitrate, Ce(NO3)3,2(NH4)NO3

Cerous ammonium nitrate, Ce(NO3)3.2(NH4)NO3.4H2O, has been prepared by numerous chemists. Its solubility, in grams of Ce(NO3)3.2(NH4)NO3 per 100 of water, is as follows (Wolff): -

Temp. °C8.8°25°45°60°65.1°
Grams of Ce(NO3)3.2(NH4)NO3235.5296.8410.2681.2817.4


The salt 2Ce(NO3)3.3(NH4)NO3.12H2O separates from aqueous solution of 0°.

Cerous caesium nitrate, Ce(NO3)3,2CsNO3

Cerous caesium nitrate, Ce(NO3)3.2CsNO3.2H2O, crystallises in the monoclinic system (a:b:c = 1.2052:1:0.9816; β = 103°41').

Cerous potassium nitrate, Ce(NO3)3,2KNO3

Cerous potassium nitrate, Ce(NO3)3.2KNO3.2H2O, crystallises in the orthorhombic system (hemimorphic; a:b:c = 0.5227:1:0.5704).

Cerous sodium nitrate, Ce(NO3)3,2NaNO3

Cerous sodium nitrate, Ce(NO3)3.2NaNO3.H2O, forms hygroscopic crystals of density 2.65 at 0°.

The double salts of cerous nitrate and the nitrates of bivalent metals, 2Ce(NO3)3.3MII(NO3)2.24H2O, have been already described.

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