Curium trinitrate, Curium nitrate
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||433.09 g/mol|
|Melting point||400 °C (752 °F; 673 K)|
|Terbium(III) nitrate, Lutetium(III) nitrate, Cerium(III) nitrate|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Reaction of curium and nitric acid:
Curium(III) nitrate is a solid that exists as a hydrate or anhydrate, depending on the synthesis. The hydrates melt at 90 and 180 °C in crystallization water. The anhydrate decomposes to curium(IV) oxide at temperatures above 400 °C.
Curium(III) nitrate can be used to make curium(IV) oxide.