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How is AlCl3 acidic?

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:53 am
by Chem_Mod
How is AlCl3 acidic?

Re: How is AlCl3 acidic?

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:53 am
by Chem_Mod
Small, highly charged cations (Fe3+, Al3+, etc.,) form weekly acidic solutions by interacting with water and the water releasing a proton. When Al3+ is disolved in water, it becomes hydrated, and the hydrated form acts as a Bronsted-Lowry acid.