Sodium selenide

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Sodium selenide is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Na2Se. It contains sodium and selenide ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Sodium selenide is a solid. It reacts with water to make a mixture of sodium hydroxide and sodium hydroselenide. It is a reducing agent. It is oxidized to a mixture of selenide and selenium, making an offwhite color. It is eventually oxidized to selenium dioxide. it reacts with acids to make hydrogen selenide gas.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by reacting selenium with a solution of sodium in liquid ammonia.

Uses[change | change source]

Sodium selenide is used to react with some organic compounds.

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