Antimony tribromide

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Antimony tribromide, also known as antimony(III) bromide, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is SbBr3. It has antimony and bromide ions in it. The antimony is in its +3 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Antimony tribromide is a colorless solid. It absorbs water from the air. It reacts with water to make antimony trioxide and hydrobromic acid. It has covalent bonds in it and melts easily.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by reacting antimony and bromine or by reacting concentrated hydrobromic acid with antimony trioxide.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used as a fire retardant. It is also used in dyeing, and analytical chemistry.

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