Antimony trichloride

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Antimony trichloride, also known as antimony(III) chloride, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is SbCl3. It has antimony and chloride ions in it. The antimony is in its +3 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Antimony trichloride is a white or pale yellow solid. It has a strong odor and absorbs water from the air. It reacts with water to make antimony trioxide and hydrochloric acid or hydrogen chloride.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by reacting chlorine with antimony, antimony trioxide, or antimony trisulfide.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used to detect Vitamin A. It is used to get horns off calves. It is also used as a catalyst.

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