Chemical elements
  Scandium
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      Scandium fluoride
      Scandium chloride
      Scandium bromide
      Scandium perchlorate
      Scandium iodate
      Scandia
      Scandium sesquioxide
      Scandium hydroxide
      Scandium sulphide
      Scandium sulphite
      Scandium basic thiosulphate
      Scandium sulphate
      Scandium potassium sulphate
      Scandium ammonium sulphate
      Scandium sodium sulphate
      Scandium selenite
      Scandium selenate
      Scandium nitrate
      Scandium carbonate
      Scandium oxalate
      Scandium acetylacetonate
      Scandium orthoborate

Scandium nitrate, Sc(NO3)3






Scandium nitrate, Sc(NO3)3, crystallises from a neutral aqueous solution as colourless, deliquescent, prismatic crystals of the tetrahydrate, Sc(NO3)3.4H2O, soluble in alcohol. The tetrahydrate becomes pasty and anhydrous at 100°. Basic salts of the formulae Sc2O3.2N2O5.3H2O and Sc2O3.2N2O5 have also been described (Crookes).

The nitrate is readily decomposed by heat with the production of basic scandium nitrates, and finally of scandia.


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