1
$\begingroup$

I'm planning an experiment that I'll do in silico in the near future, and one of the steps involves the extraction of the $\ce{AlCl3 · C2H5OH}$ adduct without any water in it.

Can the ethanol be simply boiled off to obtain anhydrous aluminum chloride, or does it end up as, say, a mixture of ethyl chloride and aluminum hydroxide or something?

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ You can buy solutions of Aluminium Chloride in Ethanol so it is reasonably stable. this suggests that the EtOH can be evaporated off to give you back the AlCl3 $\endgroup$ – Waylander Nov 8 at 12:09
  • $\begingroup$ I'm just doing it in silico, partly since I'm not an adult yet (an 18 year old is still a minor where I live) and therefore might not be able to buy official reagents, and partly since I don't have physical equipment. 😀 $\endgroup$ – Just A Young Artist Nov 8 at 12:14

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.