What is the name for the compound #AlI_3#?

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May 15, 2016

Answer:

#"Aluminum triiodide"#

Explanation:

Alternatively, even #"aluminum iodide"# would be understood (there are reduced aluminum iodides, but they are rare beasts).

In the solid state, aluminum triiodide forms an iodo-bridged dimer, #I_2Al(mu_2-I)_2AlI_2#, i.e. #Al_2I_6#.