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Impossible Reaction

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Why is BrCl2 + Al(OH3) = H2O + AlBr3 + Cl2 an impossible reaction. I am in 10th grade AP chemistry and we have to know why its an impossible reaction! Please help as soon as possible.

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This is an impossible reaction because BrCl2 is an impossible compound. Please check the writing (maybe BaCl2?) and post your question in a Chemistry Discussion and Help forum http://www.webqc.org/chemicalforum/viewforum.php?f=10
Remember safety first! Check MSDS and consult with professionals before performing risky experiments.
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Post by expert »

Not BrCl but BaCl2
BrCl (bromine monochloride) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromine_monochloride is a known compound too while BrCl2 is unknown
Remember safety first! Check MSDS and consult with professionals before performing risky experiments.
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