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Chemical bonding

why AlCl3 is covalent in solid while ionic in aqeous
Question asked by: sachin444

Asked on: 29 Sep 2009

This is due to the type of bonding that occurs essentially. Ionic bonds are those that form between metals and non metals in general where electrons are donated to the non metal from the metal, giving a charge. Whereas with covalent bonds what happens is that the electrons actually get shared by the different atoms, so they both get the benefit in the outer shell and the increased stability that this brings to them whilst in the compound.
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Replied at: 11 Oct 2009
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