Aluminum Fluoride - Research Article from Chemical Compounds

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Overview

Aluminum fluoride (uh-LOO-min-um FLOR-ide) is a highly stable compound that occurs as a white crystalline solid. It resists the action of even strong solvents, such as hot concentrated sulfuric acid. The compound often occurs as a hydrate containing one or more molecules of water of hydration. The most common of these hydrates has the chemical formula AlF3·3.5H2O, meaning that for every two molecules of aluminum fluoride in a crystal, there are seven molecules of water. The major uses of aluminum fluoride are in a variety of applications in the chemical industry.

Key Facts

Other Names:

Aluminum trifluoride

Formula:

AlF3

Elements:

Aluminum, fluorine

Compound Type:

Inorganic salt

State:

Solid

Molecular Weight:

83.98 g/mol

Melting Point:

1291°C (2356°F; begins to sublime above 1250°C [2280°F])

Boiling Point:

Not applicable

Solubility:

Slightly soluble in cold water, soluble in hot water; insoluble in alcohol, acetone, and most organic...

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