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Aluminium chloride

Definition of the noun aluminium chloride

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  1. a chloride used as a wood preservative or catalyst

Alternative definition of the noun aluminium chloride


  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.


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 (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

Aluminium chloride may ...

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 previewDictionary of Physical Sciences (1976)

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.

Google previewDictionary of Biomedical Science (2002)

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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1879)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary 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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