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Compound: [RuF4]

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Ruthenium (IV) Fluoride
Ruthenium tetrafluoride

Compound formula

Central atom Formula Structural formula Isomer label Charge Formula weight Specific rotation label Absolute rotation label
ruthenium (Ru) F4Ru1 [RuF4] 0 177.064

Classification for Ru

This compound is regarded as a discrete molecular species.

Oxidation number MLXZ class Coordination number (CN) Donor set Total valence electron count VE configuration Magnetism Block
4 MX4 4 F4 12 d4 paramagnetic d

Contributed properties

Geometry about Ru Point group Spin (only applies to some compounds of some d-block elements)Distortion type Physical state Colour Melting point
tetrahedral (4) Td high solid Yellow/cream not given

Notes

As effective magnetic moment is equal to 3.04, the compound has 2 unpaired electrons.

Key references

  1. Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds ID: IC 018461

3D structure




Synthesis

Can prepare by treating RuF5 with I2. Can prepare by reducing RuF6 in anhydrous HF with H2.

Reactions

Reacts violently with H2O to give RuO2

Other calculated properties

Element percentages

    F     42.92%
   Ru     57.08%

Isotope pattern

     172   17.56  _________
     173    0.00  
     174    5.93  ___
     175   40.44  ____________________
     176   39.94  ____________________
     177   54.07  ___________________________
     178  100.00  __________________________________________________
     179    0.00  
     180   59.02  ______________________________