Chemical elements
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      Hydrogen Telluride
      Tellurium Tetrafluoride
      Tellurium Hexafluoride
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      Tellurium Dichloride
      Tellurium Tetrachloride
      Tellurium Perchlorate
      Tellurium Dibromide
      Tellurium Tetrabromide
      Tellurium Oxybromides
      Tellurium Tetra-iodide
      Tellurium Monoxide
      Tellurium Dioxide
      Tellurites
      Tellurium Trioxide
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      Tellurium Disulphide
      Tellurium-Sulphur Sesquioxide
      Tellurium Sulphates
      Telluropentathionic Acid
      Tellurium Nitride
      Tellurium Nitrite
      Basic Tellurium Nitrate
      Carbon Sulphidotelluride
      Tellurium Dicyanide
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Basic Tellurium Nitrate, Te2O3(OH)NO3






Basic Tellurium Nitrate, Te2O3(OH)NO3, which has already been mentioned, is formed when a solution of tellurium or tellurium dioxide in nitric acid is evaporated without excessive heating. It crystallises in rhombic pyramidal crystals (a:b:c = 0.590:1:0.607).

When heated, the nitrate undergoes decomposition, which commences at 190° C., the final residue being tellurium dioxide. Hot water rapidly hydrolyses the salt with formation of tellurium dioxide and nitric acid. The constitution of this salt is probably



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