Rubidium

rubidium

MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Characteristics: Soft, silvery white solid, easily oxidized in air. Soluble in acids and alcohol. Decomposes in water.

Hazards: Reacts vigorously with air and water; must be stored under kerosine or similar liquid. Dangerous fire and explosion risk. Metal causes serious skin burns.

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GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

Rb

Atomic Number:

37

Atomic Weight:

85.4678

Density:

1.532 gm/cc

Melting Point:

38.89 oC

Boiling Point:

686 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

0.582 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

Electrical Resistivity:

12.5 microhm-cm @ 20 oC

Electronegativity:

0.8 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.0861 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

18.1 K-Cal/gm atom at 686 oC

Heat of Fusion:

0.525 Cal/gm mole

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TYPICAL ANALYSES - Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity:

3N

Cs <700
Li <10
K <13
Na <13


SPECIFICATIONS:

Pre-Scored:

Size

O.D.

Length

Glass Type

1 Gram

10.5 mm

50-52 mm

Pyrex

5 Gram

16.6 mm

70 mm

Pyrex

25 Gram

22.5 mm

115 mm

Pyrex

50 Gram

28.5 mm

160 mm

Pyrex

Breakseal:

1 Gram

10 mm

180 mm

Pyrex

5 Gram

13 mm

230 mm

Pyrex

RUBIDIUM METAL

Material

Purity

Rubidium Metal 1 gm Pre-Scored Ampoule 3N+
Rubidium Metal 1 gm Straight Breakseal Ampoule 3N+
Rubidium Metal 5 gm Pre-Scored Ampoule 3N+
Rubidium Metal 5 gm Straight Breakseal Ampoule 3N+
Rubidium Metal 25 gm Pre-Scored Ampoule 3N+
Rubidium Metal 25 gm Straight Breakseal Ampoule 3N+

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RUBIDIUM COMPOUNDS

Material

Purity

Rubidium Acetate RbC2H3O2  -40 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Bromide RbBr  -60 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Bromoiodide RbIBr2  -8 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Carbonate Rb2CO3  -40 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Chloride RbCl  -60 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Chromate Rb2CrO4  -100 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Fluoride RbF  -60 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Hydroxide RbOH-xH2O  -10 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Iodide RbI  -20 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Sulfate Rb2SO4  -80 Mesh 3N
Rubidium Sulfide Rb2S  -60 Mesh 3N

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