Which one is more soluble in DIETHYL ETHER - ANHYDROUS AlCl3 or HYDROUS AlCl3 .? Why?
Anhydrous AlCl3 . Its Lewis Acid character is more than hydrated AlCl3 because the lone pair on H2O satisfies the lewis acidity of AlCl3 partially in case of hydrated AlCl3. Therefore, Anhydrous AlCl3 will accept the lone pair from Ether more spontaneously.