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Aluminium chloride

Definition of the noun aluminium chloride

What does aluminium chloride mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a chloride used as a wood preservative or catalyst

Alternative definition of the noun aluminium chloride

noun

  1. [inorganic compound] AlCl, only exists in the gas phase when AlCl3 is heated with aluminium.
  2. [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.

Explanation

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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Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

Aluminium chloride may be prepared by passing hydrogen chloride or chlorine over hot aluminium or (industrially) by passing chlorine over heated aluminium oxide and carbon. The chloride ion is polarized by the small positive aluminium ion ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2008)

by John Daintith

Aluminium chloride maybepreparedby passing hydrogen chloride or chlorine over hot aluminium or (industrially) by passing chlorine over heated aluminiumoxide andcarbon. The chloride ion is polarized by the small positive aluminiumion ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Dermatology (2012)

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 ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects: A-B (1999)

by S. Gangolli

Metabolism and toxicokinetics Aluminium chloride (concentration unspecified) added to the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE) (2007)

A-B by S D Gangolli

Metabolism and toxicokinetics Aluminium chloride (concentration unspecified) added to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Named Processes in Chemical Technology, Second Edition (2010)

by Alan E. Comyns

aluminium chloride Toth. aluminium chlorohydrate ACH (2). aluminium extraction Aloton, Bretsznajder, Biichner, ...

Google previewDictionary Of Chemistary

by Taniya Sachdeva

Aluminium chloride [AlCl3 or Al 2 Cl6] This hydrophilic compound fumes in air and reacts in a volatile manner with water. It exists in the form of white to colourless hexangular crystals, and is used as an accelerator in chemical reactions.

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science (2009)

by Jean Mooney

action of which have not been fully evaluated in double-blind placebo- controlled clinical trials aluminium acetate solutionseeBurow's solution aluminium chloride; Anhydrol Forte 20% aluminium chloride in alcohol, a strongly astringent agent ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

Aluminium chloride, AlCl3, was first prepared by Oersted, who heated a mixture of carbon and alumina in a current of chlorine, a method subsequently improved by Wohler, Bunsen, Deville and others. A purer product is obtained by heating ...

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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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