- Would the acidity of the aluminium trihalides be the same as that for the boron trihalides?
The interesting thing about the acidity of the boron trihalides is that they actually increase in acidity from fluorine to iodine. This is due to the presence of stronger pi bonding in boron trifluoride compared to the other boron trihalides, which means that stronger partial pi bonds would have to be broken when boron accepts an electron pair from a base.
- Would we observe this trend in acidity in the aluminium trihalides as well?
- Based on the same reasoning, we should be able to right?