Chloroplatinic Acid Formula

Chloroplatinic acid is an inorganic, red compound which is also known as hexachloroplatinic acid solution, platinic chloride solution, platinum(IV) chloride solution. Following is the table of formulas of chloroplatinic acid are given as:

Molecular formula Cl6H4OPt
Linear formula H2PtCl6.xH2O
The Simplified molecular-input line-entry system (SMILES) O.Cl.Cl.Cl[Pt](Cl)(Cl)Cl

Structure Of Chloroplatinic Acid

Chloroplatinic Acid

Properties Of Chloroplatinic Acid

IUPAC name tetrachloroplatinum; hydrate; dihydrochloride
Molecular formula Cl6H4OPt
Molecular weight 427.833 g/mol
Density 1.05 g/mL at 25℃

Application Of Chloroplatinic Acid

  • Potassium determination can be done with quantitative analysis of potassium, chloroplatinic acid became popular and this method was found to be advantageous when compared to the sodium cobaltinitrate.
  • Purification of platinum: Ammonium salts get converted to elemental platinum when it reacts with chloroplatinic acid to obtain precipitates of ammonium hexachloroplatinate.
  • Catalysis: It is used for the catalysis of hydrosilanes to olefins.

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