What is the ionic bond formed by aluminum and chlorine?

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Jan 21, 2016

Answer:

Aluminum and chloride form a polar covalent bond. I would hesitate before calling the interaction ionic.

Explanation:

Between the aluminum and chlorine atoms there is a covalent bond with some degree of charge separation (hence a "polar" bond). #Al_2Cl_6# is molecular and volatile, with a measurable vapor pressure.