Chemical elements
  Gold
    Isotopes
    Energy
    Production
    Extraction
    Application
    Physical Properties
    Chemical Properties
      Aurous fluoride
      Aurous chloride
      Aurous bromide
      Aurous iodide
      Aurous oxide
      Aurous sulphide
      Aurous thiosulphate
      Aurous Derivatives of Nitrogen
      Aurous cyanide
      Potassium aurothiocyanate
      Ammonia and Aurous Halides
      Gold dichloride
      Gold dibromide
      Gold monoxide
      Gold monosulphide
      Gold monosulphate
      Nitride of Bivalent Gold
      Auric chloride
      Aurichloric Acid
      Auric bromide
      Auribromic Acid
      Auric iodide
      Auri-iodic Acid
      Auric iodate
      Auric hydroxide
      Auric sulphide
      Auric sulphate
      Acid auryl sulphate
      Auric selenide
      Auric selenate
      Auric telluride
      Gold and Nitrogen
      Auric nitrates
      Gold and Phosphorus
      Gold arsenides
      Auric selenide
      Auric antimonide
      Auric cyanide
      Salts of Auricyanic Acid
      Double Salts of Auric thiocyanate
      Gold carbide
      Gold and Silicon
    PDB 1a52-4acl

Auric bromide, AuBr3






The Auric bromide, AuBr3, is formed in aqueous solution by the action of water on gold dibromide. It can be obtained in the solid state from the same source by the action of moist ether, the aurous bromide formed remaining undissolved, and auric bromide being left on evaporation of the dried ether solution. It is also produced by the interaction of aqueous bromine and gold, as well as by the action of solutions of such perbromides as cobalt tribromide, manganese tetrabromide, and ferric bromide on the metal. The aqueous solution and the crystals deposited from it have a scarlet-red colour, but the pure salt contained from solution in ether is a dark-brown powder. At 160° C. it is completely transformed into aurous bromide in the form of a green mass, and bromine. When prepared by the action of bromine on precipitated gold, it forms black crystals, volatile in bromine at 300° C.


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