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Can somebody explain to me why Aluminium Chloride and Ammonia form a product when they react in the molar ratio 1:1


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Aluminum chloride is special in a way that the central atom, Al only has 3 bonds without having octet. In such case, ammonia can act as lewis base and donate its lone pair to form a coordinate covalent bond with aluminum forming Al3-NH3.

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  • CKH answered 6 years ago
    AlCl3 is a strong Lewis acid and reacts strongly with NH3, a base.
    When react in molar ration 1:1, neutralization happened forming a salt.
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