Cobalt, tetracarbonyl

Reaction thermochemistry data

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Data compiled by: José A. Martinho Simões

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Individual Reactions

Cobalt, tetracarbonylhydro- (solution) = Hydrogen atom (solution) + Cobalt, tetracarbonyl (solution)

By formula: C4HCoO4 (solution) = H (solution) + C4CoO4 (solution)

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Δr277.8 ± 4.2kJ/molEChemParker, Handoo, et al., 1991solvent: Acetonitrile; Please also see Tilset and Parker, 1989. The reaction enthalpy was obtained from the pKa of the hydride complex (MH), 8.3, and from the oxidation potential of the anion (M-), Co(CO)4(-), by using the equation: ΔHrxn [kJ/mol] = 5.71pKa(MH) + 96.485(Eo)ox(M-) + C. C is a constant that was calculated as 248.9 kJ/mol Parker, Handoo, et al., 1991, by adjusting the previous equation to the calorimetrically derived values for the reactions Cr(Cp)(CO)3(H)(solution) = Cr(Cp)(CO)3(solution) + H(solution), 257.3 ± 4.2 kJ/mol, and Cr(Cp)(CO)2(PPh3)(H)(solution) = Cr(Cp)(CO)2(PPh3)(solution) + H(solution), 250.2 ± 4.2 kJ/mol Kiss, Zhang, et al., 1990. C depends on the solvent and on the reference electrode. The value given implies that the electrode potentials are referenced to ferrocene/ferricinium electrode

Dicobalt octacarbonyl (g) = 2Cobalt, tetracarbonyl (g)

By formula: C8Co2O8 (g) = 2C4CoO4 (g)

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Δr64.kJ/molESTConnor, 1977Please also see Pilcher and Skinner, 1982 and Martinho Simões and Beauchamp, 1990. The enthalpy of formation relies on -1184.1 ± 6.9 kJ/mol for the enthalpy of formation of Co2(CO)8(g).
Δr60. ± 13.kJ/molEG/EIMSBidinosti and McIntyre, 1970The reaction enthalpy includes an estimated correction to 298 K. A value of 60.7 ± 8.4 kJ/mol was reported at an average temperature of 330 K Bidinosti and McIntyre, 1970.


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Parker, Handoo, et al., 1991
Parker, V.D.; Handoo, K.L.; Roness, F.; Tilset, M., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1991, 113, 7493. [all data]

Tilset and Parker, 1989
Tilset, M.; Parker, V.D., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1989, 111, 6711; ibid. 1990. [all data]

Kiss, Zhang, et al., 1990
Kiss, G.; Zhang, K.; Mukerjee, S.L.; Hoff, C.; Roper, G.C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1990, 112, 5657. [all data]

Connor, 1977
Connor, J.A., Top. Curr. Chem., 1977, 71, 71. [all data]

Pilcher and Skinner, 1982
Pilcher, G.; Skinner, H.A., In The Chemistry of the Metal-Carbon Bond Wiley: New York, Hartley, F. R.; Patai, S., ed(s)., 1982. [all data]

Martinho Simões and Beauchamp, 1990
Martinho Simões, J.A.; Beauchamp, J.L., Chem. Rev., 1990, 90, 629. [all data]

Bidinosti and McIntyre, 1970
Bidinosti, D.R.; McIntyre, N.S., Mass spectrometric study of the thermal decomposition of dimanganese decacarbonyl and dicobalt octacarbonyl, Can. J. Chem., 1970, 48, 593. [all data]


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