Antimony trichloride facts for kids

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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

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

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

Uses

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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