Ytterbium (III) nitrate is an inorganic compound, a salt of ytterbium and nitric acid with the chemical formula Yb(NO3)3. The compound forms colorless crystals, dissolves in water, and also forms crystalline hydrates.
Ytterbium trinitrate, Ytterbium nitrate
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Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Reaction of ytterbium hydroxide and nitric acid:
Ytterbium(III) nitrate forms colorless hygroscopic crystals.
Forms crystalline hydrates of the composition , where n = 4, 5, 6.
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.
Also used to obtain metallic ytterbium and as a chemical reagent.
Used as a component for the production of ceramics and glass.