Ytterbium(III) nitrate


Ytterbium (III) nitrate is an inorganic compound, a salt of ytterbium and nitric acid with the chemical formula Yb(NO3)3.[2] The compound forms colorless crystals, dissolves in water, and also forms crystalline hydrates.[3][4]

Ytterbium(III) nitrate
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Other names
Ytterbium trinitrate, Ytterbium nitrate
  • 13768-67-7 checkY
  • monohydrate: 35725-34-9
3D model (JSmol)
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  • monohydrate: 29434727
ECHA InfoCard 100.033.971 Edit this at Wikidata
EC Number
  • 237-384-6
  • monohydrate: 91886286
  • pentahydrate: 16211525
  • hexahydrate: 203097
  • DTXSID70890718 Edit this at Wikidata
  • InChI=1S/HNO3.Yb/c2-1(3)4;/h(H,2,3,4);
  • N(=O)(=O)O.[Yb]
Molar mass 359.06
Appearance Colorless solid[1]
GHS labelling:
GHS03: OxidizingGHS07: Exclamation mark
H272, H315, H319, H335
P210, P220, P221, P261, P264, P271, P280, P302+P352, P304+P340, P305+P351+P338, P312, P321, P332+P313, P337+P313, P362, P370+P378, P403+P233, P405, P501
Related compounds
Related compounds
Terbium(III) nitrate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Reaction of ytterbium and nitric oxide in ethyl acetate:


Reaction of ytterbium hydroxide and nitric acid:


Physical propertiesEdit

Ytterbium(III) nitrate forms colorless hygroscopic crystals.

Soluble in water and ethanol.

Forms crystalline hydrates of the composition  , where n = 4, 5, 6.[5]

Chemical propertiesEdit

The hydrated ytterbium nitrate thermally decomposes to form YbONO3 and decomposes to ytterbium oxide upon further heating.


Ytterbium(III) nitrate hydrate is used for nanoscale coatings of carbon composites.[6]

Also used to obtain metallic ytterbium and as a chemical reagent.

Used as a component for the production of ceramics and glass.


  1. ^ Macintyre, Jane E. (23 July 1992). Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds. CRC Press. p. 3621. ISBN 978-0-412-30120-9. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  2. ^ Лидин, Ростислав; Молочко, Вадим; Андреева, Лариса (2 February 2019). Константы неорганических веществ. Справочник (in Russian). Litres. p. 69. ISBN 978-5-04-077039-7. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Ytterbium(III) nitrate pentahydrate". Sigma Aldrich. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  4. ^ Edelmann, Frank T.; Herrmann, Wolfgang A. (14 May 2014). Synthetic Methods of Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 6, 1997: Volume 6: Lanthanides and Actinides. Georg Thieme Verlag. p. 23. ISBN 978-3-13-179221-1. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Ytterbium(III) nitrate pentahydrate". Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  6. ^ "12901 Ytterbium(III) nitrate hydrate, 99.9% (REO)". Alfa Aesar. Retrieved 19 August 2021.