Is #FeCL_3# ionic or covalent?

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Dec 10, 2016



Iron (III) Chloride is an ionic compound, its formula unit is #FeCl_3#. This indicates that #FeCl_3# is the smallest repeating unit within the repeating crystal lattice structure of the compound.

In general, ionic compounds are classified as ones that are composed of both a metal and a nonmetal.

The metal cation and nonmetal anion are attracted to each other, and in order to fill the octet rule will give up or accept electron to fill their valence shell.