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Gold halides are compounds of gold with the halogens.
Additional recommended knowledge
AuCl, AuBr, and AuI are all crystalline solids with a structure containing alternating linear chains: ..-X-Au-X-Au-X-Au-X-... The X-Au-X angle is 180°.
The triiodide does not exist. AuCl3 readily forms out of the elements at temperatures below 254oC. It is a volatile red solid. The volatile species is the dimer Au2Cl6.
Categories: Gold compounds | Metal halides
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