Chemical elements
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      Tantalum Pentafluoride
      Tantalum Oxyfluorides
      Tantalum Dichloride
      Tantalum Trichloride
      Tantalum Tetrachloride
      Tantalum Pentachloride
      Tantalum Oxychlorides
      Bromotantalum Bromide
      Tantalum Tribromide
      Tantalum Pentabromide
      Tantalum Oxybromide
      Tantalum Pentiodide
      Tantalum Dioxide
      Tantalum Pentoxide
      Tantalates
      Hetero-Tantalates
      Pertantalic Acid
      Tantalum Peroxyfluorides
      Tantalum Disulphide
      Tantalum Sulphates
      Tantalum Mononitride
      Tritantalum Pentanitride
      Tantalum Carbide
    PDB 1dd4-3enh

Tritantalum Pentanitride, Ta3N5






Tritantalum Pentanitride, Ta3N5, has been obtained as a bright red, amorphous powder by passing ammonia over heated tantalum pentachloride. On being heated in air it forms the pentoxide, and when fused with caustic potash it evolves ammonia.

Nitrides of doubtful composition are also formed by the action of ammonia or cyanogen11 on the heated pentoxide. Fusion of a mixture of tantalum pentoxide and carbon in excess of sodium carbonate under ordinary conditions also gives rise to a tantalum-nitrogen product.


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