Tellurium(IV) chloride

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Tellurium(IV) chloride, also known as tellurium tetrachloride, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is TeCl4. It contains tellurium in its +4 oxidation state. It also contains chloride ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Tellurium(IV) chloride is a pale yellow solid. It melts easily to a red liquid. It evaporates easily. It reacts with water to make tellurium dioxide and hydrochloric acid. It is toxic and corrosive.

Preparation[change | change source]

Tellurium(IV) chloride is made by reacting tellurium powder and chlorine.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used in making organic compounds.

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