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White fumes appear around the bottle of anhydrous aluminium chloride. give reason.

White fumes appear around the bottle of anhydrous aluminium chloride. give reason.

Grade:Upto college level

2 Answers

Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
6 years ago
White fumes is due to the presence of HCl gas.Anhydrous aluminium chloride is hydrolysed partly with the moisture in the atmosphere to give HCl gas. This HCl combines with the moisture in the air appears white in colour.
AlCl3 +3H2O ------Al(OH)3 +3HCl(white fume)
Rishi Sharma
askIITians Faculty 646 Points
8 months ago
Dear Student,
Please find below the solution to your problem.

White fumes is due to the presence of HCl gas.Anhydrous aluminium chloride is hydrolysed partly with the moisture in the atmosphere to give HCl gas. This HCl combines with the moisture in the air appears white in colour.
AlCl3 +3H2O ------Al(OH)3 +3HCl(white fume)

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