Vanadium(II) fluoride
Other names
Vanadium(II) fluoride
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/2FH.V/h2*1H;/q;;+2/p-2
  • [F-].[F-].[V+2]
Molar mass 88.9383 g·mol−1
Appearance blue crystals


soluble in water, forms [V(H2O)6]2+[2]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Vanadium(II) fluoride is a fluoride of vanadium, with the chemical formula of VF2. It forms blue crystals.


Vanadium(II) fluoride can be produced by the reduction of vanadium trifluoride by hydrogen in a hydrogen fluoride atmosphere at 1150 °C:[3]

2 VF3 + H2 → 2 VF2 + 2 HF


Physical properties

Vanadium(II) fluoride crystallizes in the tetragonal crystal system with space group P42/mnm (No. 136). Its lattice constants are a = 480.4 pm and c = 323.7 pm.[4]


Vanadium(II) fluoride is a strong reducing agent that can reduce nitrogen to hydrazine in the presence of magnesium hydroxide.[2]

It dissolves in water to form [V(H2O)6]2+ ions.[2]

V2+ + 6 H2O → [V(H2O)6]2+


  1. ^ "WebElements Periodic Table » Vanadium » vanadium difluoride". Retrieved 2023-09-16.
  2. ^ a b c Holleman, Arnold Frederik; Wiberg, Egon (2001), Wiberg, Nils (ed.), Inorganic Chemistry, translated by Eagleson, Mary; Brewer, William, San Diego/Berlin: Academic Press/De Gruyter, p. 1550, ISBN 0-12-352651-5
  3. ^ Lothar Kolditz: Anorganische Chemie Teil 2. VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin, 1980, S. 641.
  4. ^ J. W. Stout, W. O. J. Boo: Crystalline vanadium (II) fluoride, VF2. Preparation, structure, heat capacity from 5 to 300 K and magnetic ordering. In: The Journal of Chemical Physics. 71, 1, 1979, S. 1–8, doi:10.1063/1.438115.