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Antiferromagnetism of UO2⋅2H2O

Journal of Chemical Physics

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Abstract

Magnetic susceptibility measurements have been made on UO2⋅xH2O for x=1.78 to x=2.13, and from 77° to 375°K. As the value of x decreased the susceptibility increased. Both these data and structural arguments imply that the formula of this compound is U(OH)4 rather than the dihydrate form. Based on this concept the data have been corrected for diamagnetism and also small amounts of UO2 and H2O which were present. The molar susceptibility of U4+ in U(OH)4 is nearly an order of magnitude less than in other uranium compounds, and it is suggested that this is probably due to superexchange between adjacent uranium atoms through intervening oxygen atoms.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Antiferromagnetism of UO2⋅2H2O
Series title:
Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume
39
Issue:
7
Year Published:
1963
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1702
Last page:
1706
Number of Pages:
5