[<< wikipedia] Uranium(IV) iodide
Uranium(IV) iodide, also known as uranium tetraiodide, is an inorganic chemical compound of uranium in oxidation state +4.


== Preparation ==
Uranium tetraiodide can be prepared from the reaction between uranium and an excess of iodine.


== Properties ==
Uranium tetraiodide is a black solid and forms needle-like crystals. Upon heating, it dissociates into uranium triiodide and iodine gas. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, space group C2/c.


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