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What is wrong with my Antimony Trichloride ?

  1. Feb 25, 2012 #1
    What is wrong with my Antimony Trichloride ???

    Hi,

    I purchased a 50gm bottle of antimony trichloride and when opened, I was expecting a colorless solid but to my surprise it was mostly liquid (very slightly hazy but transparent) with few solid chunks at the bottom... I assumed the manufacturer has suspended the SbCl3 in some sort of liquid to avoid any reaction with moisture etc. but I have no idea... just a naive guess. The bottle is labeled Lab Grade Antimony TriChloride (SbCl3)

    this website says "Antimony trichloride is a colorless crystalline solid. It is shipped as a solid or liquid solution"

    What is this liquid solution I am dealing with?!

    I will highly appreciate any information.

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
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  3. Mar 1, 2012 #2

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    Re: What is wrong with my Antimony Trichloride ???

    Who did you get the SbCl3 from?
     
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