What kind of molecule is AlCl3?


AlCl3 is a Lewis acid as it can accept a lone pair of electrons.

Lewis acid

Lewis acids are chemical compounds with empty orbitals that can accept electron pairs from Lewis bases. Chemical species with a trigonal planar structure and an empty p-orbital were historically referred to as trigonal planar species.

Examples of lewis acid

  1. BF3
  2.  BeH2

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