Compound: [Nb(CN)8]5-

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Saiful Khan Mark Winter 19 Feb 2004 15:37 19 Feb 2004 15:37 404 Accepted

Compound formula

Central atom Formula Structural formula Isomer label Charge Formula weight Counter ionSpecific rotation label Absolute rotation label
niobium (Nb) C8N8Nb1 [Nb(CN)8]5- -5 301.046

Classification for Nb

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
3 ML5X3 8 C8 18 d2 diamagnetic d

Contributed properties

Geometry about Nb Point group Spin (only applies to some compounds of some d-block elements)Distortion type Physical state Colour Melting point
dodecahedral (8) Unknown not given


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Key references

  1. Greenwood, N.N.; Earnshaw, A. in Chemistry of the Elements, (1997), Butterworth-Heinmann, page 980 (2nd edition).

3D structure


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Other calculated properties

Isotope pattern

     301  100.00  __________________________________________________
     302   11.61  ______
     303    0.62  
     304    0.02  
     305    0.00  
     306    0.00