Compound: [AuCl3]

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Alexander Ciupa Mark Winter 18 Feb 2004 15:25 12 Mar 2004 11:05 159 Accepted

Compound formula

Central atom Formula Structural formula Isomer label Charge Formula weight Specific rotation label Absolute rotation label
gold (Au) Cl3Au1 [AuCl3] 0 303.326

Classification for Au

This compound is regarded as an extended lattice so some entries in the next table are not computed.

Oxidation number MLXZ class Coordination number (CN) Donor set Total valence electron count VE configuration Magnetism Block
3 d8 diamagnetic d

Contributed properties

Geometry about Au Point group Spin (only applies to some compounds of some d-block elements)Distortion type Physical state Colour Melting point
tetrahedral (4) solid Unknown not given


Actually Au2Cl6 with two bridging chlorides

Key references

  1. Housecroft, C.E.; Sharpe, A.G. in Inorganic Chemistry, (2001), Prentice Hall, page 577.

3D structure


No synthesis notes yet entered.


No reactions yet entered.

Other calculated properties

Element percentages

   Cl     35.06%
   Au     64.94%

Isotope pattern

     302  100.00  __________________________________________________
     303    0.00  
     304   95.88  ________________________________________________
     305    0.00  
     306   30.65  _______________
     307    0.00  
     308    3.26  __