Sodium germanate

Sodium germanate (Na2GeO3) is a colorless solid chemical compound.[1]

Sodium germanate
Names
Other names
sodium metagermanate
disodium germanium trioxide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.031.535
EC Number
  • 234-703-0
Properties
Na2GeO3
Molar mass 166.62 g/mol
Appearance white crystals
Odor odorless
Density 3.31 g/cm3
Melting point 1,060 °C (1,940 °F; 1,330 K)
14.4 g/100 mL (0 °C)
23.8 g/100 mL (25 °C)
1.59
Structure
orthorhombic
Related compounds
Related compounds
Sodium silicate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Preparation

Sodium germanate can be prepared by the fusion of germanium oxide with sodium oxide at high temperatures.

Structure

Na2GeO3 contains polymeric GeO32− anions made up of vertex sharing {GeO4} tetrahedra.[2]

Uses

Sodium germanate is primarily used for the synthesis of other germanium compounds.

See also

References

  1. Sodium germanate at Chemister
  2. C. C. Addison, Inorganic Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements, vol 1, 1973, The chemical Society, ISBN 9780851867526


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