gold chloride

Formula : AuCl3

Molecular Weight: 303.325 g/mol

Melting Point : 254'C

Boiling Point : Not Found

State at room temperature : solid

ionic bond

Molecular geometry: square palnar

Charateristics: red crystalline solid

Uses: starting point for the synthesis of many other gold compounds
non-toxic alternative to mercury

Additional info: Corrosive, causes burns to any area of contact
Harmful if inhaled or swallowed

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