PLEASE EXPLAIN THE IONIC BOND OF AL4C3 ??

Asked by ATULES | 14th Jun, 2008, 12:02: PM

Expert Answer:

Aluminium carbide, chemical formula Al4C3, is a carbide of aluminium.

The monatomic ion C4− is a very strong base, and will combine with four protons to form methane. Methanides commonly react with water to form methane, however reactions with other substances are common.
C4− + 4H+ → CH4

Thus,aluminium carbide is ionic.

Answered by  | 19th Jun, 2008, 06:46: PM

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