Aluminium nitrate is a strong oxidising agent and aluminium chloride acts as a Lewis acid. Also these solutions are claimed to have the abilities of aqua regia and therefore can dissolve noble metals.


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    Federica Forte, Sofia Riaño and Koen Binnemans, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 8230-8232, DOI: 10.1039/D0CC02298E
  2. Dissolving Noble Metals without Aqua Regia, David Bradley, Chemical Communications/Royal Society of Chemistry, 04 August 2020 DOI: 10.1002/chemv.202000071
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    $\begingroup$ It is very unusual when a question body is not really a question. $\endgroup$ – Poutnik Oct 20 '20 at 6:18
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry I am new to this. Is there any more information you need to come up with the explanation? $\endgroup$ – Dylan Goon Oct 20 '20 at 8:07
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    $\begingroup$ Do you want us to read the articles for you? It seems you have all the information you need? $\endgroup$ – Buck Thorn Oct 20 '20 at 8:09