Talk:Gallium trichloride

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I have added some readily referencable details however examples of 4,5,6 coordinate complexes and aqueous chemistry will need extra work in a library Axiosaurus 11:54, 18 April 2007 (UTC)


Here i believe some mistake it is highly inflammable and water sensitive see the reference http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/ProductDetail.do?lang=en&N4=552798%7CALDRICH&N5=SEARCH_CONCAT_PNO%7CBRAND_KEY&F=SPEC —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bjganeshkumar (talkcontribs) 05:50, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

That's probably because that page refers to 0.5 mol/L GaCl3 in pentane, the pentane being the flammable part.
The pure compound (see this) isn't flammable but it does react with water (to produce HCl, I guess).
Ben (talk) 12:07, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Since it's extremely reactive with water, shouldn't "highly soluble" be changed to "reactive"? That MSDS of the pure stuff says it plainly enough, but I've worked with it too - it still smokes in a freshly purged glovebox under nitrogen. It's not something you bring into contact with water unless the conditions are well controlled. 198.213.224.220 (talk) 23:59, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
Like most lists, Wikipedia is loose with the meaning of solubility. It usually means that one obtains a clear solution, but the fate of the precursors is usually not so clear. If this stuff "smokes" in your box, your box atmosphere is contaminated. --Smokefoot (talk) 00:39, 6 February 2013 (UTC)