Cl2 + Al AlCl2

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Cl0 + 2 e- 2 Cl-I (reduction)

Al0 - 2 e- AlII (oxidation)

Cl2 is an oxidizing agent, Al is a reducing agent.


  • Cl2
    • Names: Chlorine source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Molecular chlorine source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Greenish-yellow compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Greenish-yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • Al
    • Names: Aluminum source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Aluminium powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Al source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Silvery-white-to-grey powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Silvery-white, malleable, ductile, odorless metal. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02


  • AlCl2