Tellurium(IV) chloride

chemical compound

Tellurium(IV) chloride, also known as tellurium tetrachloride, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is TeCl4. It contains tellurium in its +4 oxidation state. It also contains chloride ions.

PropertiesEdit

Tellurium(IV) chloride is a pale yellow solid. It melts easily to a red liquid. It evaporates easily. It reacts with water to make tellurium dioxide and hydrochloric acid. It is toxic and corrosive.

PreparationEdit

Tellurium(IV) chloride is made by reacting tellurium powder and chlorine.

UsesEdit

It is used in making organic compounds.

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