Aluminium selenide

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Aluminium selenide, also known as aluminum selenide or aluminium(III) selenide, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Al2Se3. It contains aluminium in its +3 oxidation state. It contains aluminium and selenide ions.

Properties[change | edit source]

It reacts with water to make hydrogen selenide. It is a reducing agent and can burn to make aluminium oxide and selenium dioxide.

Preparation[change | edit source]

It is made by reacting selenium with aluminium powder at a high temperature.

Uses[change | edit source]

It is used to make hydrogen selenide.

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