Rubidium hydride

Rubidium hydride[1]
IUPAC name
Rubidium hydride
Other names
Rubidium(I) hydride
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PubChem 171411
Molar mass 86.476 g/mol
Appearance white cubic crystals
Density 2.60 g/cm3
Melting point Decomposes at 170°C
cubic, cF8
Fm3m, No. 225
-52.3 kJ/mol
Related compounds
Other anions
Rubidium oxide
Rubidium chloride
Other cations
Lithium hydride
Sodium hydride
Potassium hydride
Caesium hydride
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Rubidium hydride is the hydride of rubidium. It has the formula RbH and is an alkali metal hydride. It is synthesized using rubidium metal to react with hydrogen gas. As a hydride of an alkali metal, it is reactive towards even weak oxidizing agents. A redox reaction will occur with chlorine or fluorine and a lot of heat will evolve. Rubidium hydride will react violently with water or air and careful storage is necessary.


  1. Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 4–79, ISBN 0-8493-0594-2
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