Properties of cesium hydride CsH:

White. Decomposes when heated, pressurized by H2 melts without decomposition. A strong reducing agent, reacts with water, acids, ammonia, oxygen, and chlorine.


Obtaining cesium hydride CsH:

2 Cs + H2 = 2 CsH (300–350°C, pressure).


Сhemical reactions with cesium hydride CsH:

2 CsH = 2Cs + H2 (above 200°C).

Cs+ H + H2O = CsOH + H2↑.

CsH + HCl(diluted)= CsCl+H2↑.

2 CsH + O2 = 2 CsOH (above 200°C).

CsH + Cl2 = CsCl + HCl (400°C).

2 CsH + 2 S = Cs2S + H2S (300–350°C).

CsH + NH3(gas) = CsNH2 +H2 (350°C).



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