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289. Chemistry of Aluminium Chloride


To succeed in this topic, you need to:
• Be familiar with the principles of covalent and ionic bonding.
• Be familiar with the use of halogen carriers such as aluminium chloride in important organic synthesis reactions.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:
• Be aware of the covalent nature of the bonding and the structure observed in aluminium chloride, and how this is linked to the high charge density of the aluminium ion.
• Be aware of key chemical reactions involving the industrial preparation of aluminium chloride, and the use of aluminium chloride in Friedal-Crafts reactions.

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Date Published

January 2019


ISSN: 1351-5136

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