Octahedral and tetrahedral co-ordination states of cobalt (II) in molten zinc chloride-aluminium chloride mixtures

Charles Angell, D. M. Gruen

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Absorption spectra of Co(II) have been studied in molten mixtures of ZnCl2 and AlCl3 both as a function of melt composition and of temperature. The spectral changes have been interpreted in terms of an octahedral-tetrahedral equilibrium involving chloro-complexes of Co(II), analogous to those observed in earlier work on Ni(II) in mixtures of KCl and ZnCl2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2243-2247
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1967
Externally publishedYes


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