Rubidium hydride

Summary

Rubidium hydride is the hydride of rubidium. With the formula RbH, it is classified as an alkali metal hydride. It is a white solid and is insoluble in most solvents. It is synthesized by treating rubidium metal with hydrogen. Rubidium hydride is a powerful superbase and reacts violently with water.

Rubidium hydride[1]
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Names
IUPAC name
Rubidium hydride
Other names
Rubidium(I) hydride
Identifiers
  • 13446-75-8 checkY
3D model (JSmol)
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  • 171411
  • DTXSID10276613 Edit this at Wikidata
  • InChI=1S/Rb.H/q+1;-1
  • [H-].[Rb+]
Properties
RbH
Molar mass 86.476 g/mol
Appearance white cubic crystals
Density 2.60 g/cm3
Melting point Decomposes at 170°C
reacts
Structure
cubic, cF8
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Thermochemistry
-52.3 kJ/mol
Related compounds
Other anions
Rubidium oxide
Rubidium chloride
Other cations
Lithium hydride
Sodium hydride
Potassium hydride
Caesium hydride
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, pp. 4–79, ISBN 0-8493-0594-2