Aluminium iodide

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Aluminium iodide
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Other names Aluminium(III) iodide

Aluminum iodide
Aluminium triiodide
Aluminum triiodide

Identifiers
CAS number 7784-23-8
PubChem 82222
EC number 232-054-8
SMILES I[Al](I)I
Properties
Molecular formula AlI3
Molar mass 407.69495 g/mol (anhydrous)
515.786 g/mol (hexahydrate)
Appearance colorless powder
but impure samples
are often brown
Density 3.98 g/cm3 (anhydrous)
2.63 g/cm3 (hexahydrate)
Melting point

189.4 °C (anhydrous)
185 °C, decomp. (hexahydrate)

Boiling point

360 °C, sublimes

Solubility in water reacts violently (anhydrous)
soluble (hexahydrate)
Solubility in alcohol, ether soluble (hexahydrate)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Aluminium iodide is any chemical compound made up of only aluminium and iodine. It is formed by the reaction of aluminium and iodine,[1] or the action of hydrogen iodide on aluminium metal.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. G. W. Watt, J. L. Hall (1953). Inorganic Syntheses. IV. pp. 117–119.