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Aluminum does not have an expanded octet. Aluminum is an exception just like boron where it can be octet deficient. Just like in BF3 boron is stable with only six electrons, in AlCl3 aluminum also does not fill an octet.
Al can not have an expanded octet because only elements Phosphorus and onward can have more than 8 electrons. However, Al is one the exceptions to the octet rule in the case that it can have less than 8 electrons.
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