KAuBr4·2H2O ($H4_{19}$) Structure : AB4C2D_mP32_14_e_4e_2e_e

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Prototype : AuBr4(H2O)2K
AFLOW prototype label : AB4C2D_mP32_14_e_4e_2e_e
Strukturbericht designation : $H4_{19}$
Pearson symbol : mP32
Space group number : 14
Space group symbol : $P2_{1}/c$
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$a$,$b/a$,$c/a$,$\beta$,$x_{1}$,$y_{1}$,$z_{1}$,$x_{2}$,$y_{2}$,$z_{2}$,$x_{3}$,$y_{3}$,$z_{3}$,$x_{4}$,$y_{4}$,$z_{4}$,$x_{5}$,$y_{5}$,$z_{5}$,$x_{6}$,$y_{6}$,$z_{6}$,$x_{7}$,$y_{7}$,$z_{7}$,$x_{8}$,$y_{8}$,$z_{8}$


  • (Cox, 1936) determined lattice constants for KAuBr4·H2O, which were very close to those later found by (Omarni, 1986). However, Cox et al. found that the (100) planes (in our orientation) with odd indices showed very weak diffraction spots. Neglecting these spots gives a unit cell which has a lattice constant $a$ (in our orientation) which is half the size of that found by Omarni et al, and so the Pearson symbol mP16. Fitting this cell into space group $P2_1/c$ #14 then required that the gold atom be at the (2a) Wyckoff position and the potassium atom at (2b), while the later paper found that these atoms are slightly displaced from these points.
  • The results of (Omarni, 1986) are very close to those of (Cox, 1936) and can indeed reduce to the Cox et al. structure by allowing some uncertainty in the atomic positions. Given this, and the fact that the former reference actually found the correct unit cell, we will use the more modern work as our prototype for Strukturbericht symbol $H4_{19}$.
  • (Omarni, 1986) gave the unit cell and Wyckoff positions in terms of setting $P2_1/n$ of space group #14. Changing this to the standard $P2_1/c$ setting required a rotation of the lattice and a significant rewriting of the primitive vectors.
  • The anhydrous form of this compound can be seen at KAuBr4 (AB4C_mP24_14_ab_4e_e).

Simple Monoclinic primitive vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccc} \mathbf{a}_1 & = & a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} \\ \mathbf{a}_2 & = & b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} \\ \mathbf{a}_3 & = & c \cos\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + c \sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} \\ \end{array} \]

Basis vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccccccc} & & \mbox{Lattice Coordinates} & & \mbox{Cartesian Coordinates} &\mbox{Wyckoff Position} & \mbox{Atom Type} \\ \mathbf{B}_{1} & = & x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{1}a+z_{1}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{1}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{1}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Au} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & = & -x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{1}a - z_{1}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{1}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{1}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Au} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & = & -x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{1}a-z_{1}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{1}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{1}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Au} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4} & = & x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{1}a + z_{1}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{1}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{1}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Au} \\ \mathbf{B}_{5} & = & x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{2}a+z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{2}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{2}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{6} & = & -x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{2}a - z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{2}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{2}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{7} & = & -x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{2}a-z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{2}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{2}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{8} & = & x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{2}a + z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{2}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{2}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{9} & = & x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{3}a+z_{3}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{3}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{3}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{10} & = & -x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{3}a - z_{3}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{3}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{3}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{11} & = & -x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{3}a-z_{3}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{3}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{3}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{12} & = & x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{3}a + z_{3}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{3}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{13} & = & x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{4}a+z_{4}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{4}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br III} \\ \mathbf{B}_{14} & = & -x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{4}a - z_{4}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{4}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{4}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br III} \\ \mathbf{B}_{15} & = & -x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{4}a-z_{4}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{4}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br III} \\ \mathbf{B}_{16} & = & x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{4}a + z_{4}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{4}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{4}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br III} \\ \mathbf{B}_{17} & = & x_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{5}a+z_{5}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{5}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{5}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br IV} \\ \mathbf{B}_{18} & = & -x_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{5}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{5}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{5}a - z_{5}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{5}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{5}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br IV} \\ \mathbf{B}_{19} & = & -x_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{5}a-z_{5}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{5}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{5}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br IV} \\ \mathbf{B}_{20} & = & x_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{5}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{5}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{5}a + z_{5}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{5}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{5}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{Br IV} \\ \mathbf{B}_{21} & = & x_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{6}a+z_{6}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{6}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{6}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H$_{2}$O I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{22} & = & -x_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{6}a - z_{6}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{6}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{6}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H$_{2}$O I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{23} & = & -x_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{6}a-z_{6}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{6}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{6}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H$_{2}$O I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{24} & = & x_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{6}a + z_{6}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{6}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{6}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H$_{2}$O I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{25} & = & x_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{7}a+z_{7}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{7}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{7}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H$_{2}$O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{26} & = & -x_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{7}a - z_{7}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{7}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{7}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H$_{2}$O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{27} & = & -x_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{7}a-z_{7}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{7}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{7}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H$_{2}$O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{28} & = & x_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{7}a + z_{7}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{7}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{7}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H$_{2}$O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{29} & = & x_{8} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{8} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{8} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{8}a+z_{8}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{8}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{8}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{K} \\ \mathbf{B}_{30} & = & -x_{8} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{8}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{8}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{8}a - z_{8}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{8}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{8}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{K} \\ \mathbf{B}_{31} & = & -x_{8} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{8} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{8} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{8}a-z_{8}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{8}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{8}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{K} \\ \mathbf{B}_{32} & = & x_{8} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{8}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{8}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{8}a + z_{8}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{8}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{8}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{K} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • H. Omrani, F. Théobald, and H. Vivier, Structure of potassium tetrabromoaurate(III) dihydrate, Acta Crystallogr. C 42, 1091–1092 (1986), doi:10.1107/S0108270186093344.
  • E. G. Cox and K. C. Webster, The stereochemistry of quadricovalent atoms: tervalent gold, J. Chem. Soc. 1635–1637 (1936), doi:10.1039/JR9360001635.

Found in

  • R. Welter, H. Omrani, and R. Vangelisti, Sodium tetrabromoaurate(III) dihydrate, Acta Crystallogr. E 57, i8–i9 (2001), doi:10.1107/S1600536800021140.

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