Tetrachloroaluminate

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Tetrachloroaluminate
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Names
IUPAC name
Tetrachloroaluminate(1–)
Properties
AlCl4
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Tetrachloroaluminate [AlCl4] is an anion formed from aluminium and chlorine. The anion has a tetrahedral shape, similar to carbon tetrachloride where carbon is replaced with aluminium. Some tetrachloroaluminates are soluble in organic solvents, creating an ionic non-aqueous solution, making them suitable as component of electrolytes for batteries. E.g. lithium tetrachloroaluminate is used in some lithium batteries.