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Definition of the noun aluminium chloride
What does aluminium chloride mean as a name of something?
- a chloride used as a wood preservative or catalyst
Alternative definition of the noun aluminium chloride
- [inorganic compound] AlCl, only exists in the gas phase when AlCl3 is heated with aluminium.
- [inorganic compound] AlCl3, the aluminium salt of hydrochloric acid; forms the covalent dimer Al2Cl6 when melted; it has very many industrial applications, including that of a catalyst in Friedel-Crafts reactions.
Aluminium chloride is the main compound of aluminium and chlorine. It is white, but samples are often contaminated with iron trichloride, giving it a yellow colour. The solid has a low melting and boiling point. It is mainly produced and consumed in the production of aluminium metal, but large amounts are also used in other areas of chemical industry. The compound is often cited as a Lewis acid. It is an example of an inorganic compound that "cracks" at mild temperature, reversibly changing from a polymer to a monomer.
- also known as Aluminum chloride
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A Dictionary of Science (2010)
by Elizabeth A. Martin
Aluminium chloride may ...
by Lionel Fry, Fenella Wojnarowska, Parvin Shahrad
The aluminium chloride may be dissolved in water, but it has been claimed that better results are obtained using an alcoholic solution; however, it does ...
by S. Gangolli
Metabolism and toxicokinetics Aluminium chloride (concentration unspecified) added to the ...
by John Daintith
aluminium chloride cooking utensils, etc. It is also a good conductor of electricity. Chemically, aluminium is a reactive metal, forming a film of transparent oxide in air, which protects against further oxidation. It also reacts with other nonmetals.
by Peter J. Gosling
ALTERNATE ANGLE ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE alternate angle (mathematics) In geometry, one of a pair of angles on opposite sides of a line (TRANSVERSAL) that cuts two other lines; the angles are between the other lines and the ...
A Dictionary of Entomology (2011)
ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE AlCI3 A white, deliquescent crystalline substance obtained by heating aluminium in presence of hydrogen chloride. Used as a catalyst in organic synthesis and cracking oils. ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE Al(OH) 3 A ...
Dictionary of Chemistery (2010)
by R. P. Gupta
Aluminium Chloride A white hydroscopic solid that fumes in moist air Aluminium Fluoride A white crystalline solid that is slightly soluble in water but insoluble in most organic solvents. Aluminium Hydroxide A white gelatinous solid obtained by ...
by Henry Watts
A reaction then takes place, aluminium sulphide being formed and immediately decomposed by the hydrogen chloride, yielding aluminium chloride, which distils over, mixed with sulphur and impregnated with hydrogen sulphide. This crude ...
Dictionary Of Chemistry (1998)
by N. Pradeep Sharma
aluminium chloride, AlCI3). Organic compounds are also sometimes referred to as halides; e.g. the alkyl halides (see haloalkanes) and the acyl halides. Halides are named fluorides, chlorides, bromides, or iodides. halite (rock ...
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Video shows what aluminium chloride means. AlCl, only exists in the gas phase when AlCl3 is heated with aluminium.. AlCl3, the aluminium salt of hydrochloric ...
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