Dichlorine pentoxide
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IUPAC name
Dichlorine pentoxide
3D model (JSmol)
  • ClOOCl(=O)(=O)=O
Molar mass 150.90 g·mol−1
Related compounds
Related compounds
Dichlorine heptoxide
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Dichlorine pentoxide is a hypothetical chlorine oxide with a chemical formula Cl2O5. It remains unknown. Theory predicts that the perchloryl/chloride peroxide structure would be the most stable among various isomers of this molecular formula,[1] such as the anhydride of chloric acid or the chlorous acid/perchloric acid mixed anhydride.

See also


  1. ^ Li, Wai-Kee; Lau, Kai-Chung; Ng, C. Y.; Baumgärtel, H.; Weitzel, K.-M. (2000). "Gaussian-2 and Gaussian-3 Study of the Energetics and Structures of Cl2Onand Cl2On+,n= 1−7". The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 104 (14): 3197–3203. Bibcode:2000JPCA..104.3197L. doi:10.1021/jp993398y.