In chemistry, a
1 Examples 2 Zintl line 3 Exceptions 4 See also 5 References 6 Additional resources
Structure of [As7]3- subunit in the
Diamondoid framework of Tl− ions in NaTl.
• NaTl consists of a polyanion (—Tl−—)n with a covalent diamond structure. Na+ ions are located between the anions. Concept: Tl- ~ C. • NaSi: the polyanion is tetrahedral (Si4)4−, similar to P4. Concept: Si- ~ P. • Na2Tl: the polyanion is tetrahedral (Tl4)8−, similar to P4. Concept: Tl2- ~ P. • Cs2NaAs7: the trianion adopts the structure of P4S3. Concept: As- ~ S. Zintl line The Zintl line is a hypothetical boundary drawn between group 13 and group 14, to highlight the tendency for group 13 metals to form phases with a variety of stoichiometries, which contrasts to group 14 and above that tend to form salts with polymeric anions. It is now recognised that some Zintl phases contain Zintl clusters and that this accounts for the variable stoichiometries. The bonding in many of these clusters cannot be accounted for by classical octet rule involving covalent, 2-centre, 2-electron bonds, as implied by the Zintl rule. The reaction of Ge, Sn or Pb and Na in liquid NH3 in the presence of ethylene diamine (en) gives the Zintl cluster Na4en7Sn9. Exceptions There are examples of a new class of compounds that, on the basis of their chemical formulae, would appear to be Zintl phases, e.g., K8In11, which is metallic and paramagnetic. Molecular orbital calculations have shown that the anion is (In11)7− and that the extra electron is distributed over the cations and, possibly, the anion antibonding orbitals. See also
^ a b c d S.M. Kauzlarich, Encyclopedia of Inorganic chemistry, 1994,
John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-93620-0
^ Zintl Phases: Principles and Recent Developments, Book Series:
Structure and Bonding. T. F. Fässler (Ed.), Volume 139, Springer,
Heidelberg, 2011 (DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-21150-8)
^ a b c Sevov, S.C., Zintl Phases in Intermetallic Compounds,
Principles and Practice: Progress, Westbrook, J.H.; *Freisher, R.L.:
Eds.; John Wiley & Sons. Ltd., Chichester, England, 2002, pp.
113-132 Slavi Chapter
^ He, Hua; Tyson, C.-T.; Bobev, S. (2011). "New compounds with (As7)3-
Clusters: Synthesis and Crystal Structures of the Zintl Phases
Cs2NaAs7, Cs4ZnAs14 and Cs4CdAs14". Crystals: 87–p98.
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^ Cotton, F. Albert; Wilkinson, Geoffrey; Murillo, Carlos A.;
Bochmann, Manfred (1999), Advanced Inorganic
Video of preparation of K4Ge9 (subs