2 HCl + 2 Al H2 + 2 AlCl

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 HI + 2 e- 2 H0 (reduction)

2 Al0 - 2 e- 2 AlI (oxidation)

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

Reactants:

  • HClChlorane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Hydrochloric acid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Hydrochloric acid gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, HCl source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless, transparent liquid, fumes in air if concentrated source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Colorless to slightly 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

Products:

  • H2
    • Names: Dihydrogen source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Hydrogen source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, H2 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Odourless colourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
  • AlClAluminium monochloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Chloridoaluminium source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Aluminium(I) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Aluminum monochloride source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, [AlCl] source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02