I was wondering if the drying agent could be CaCl2 or MgSO4 Instead because P2O5 is unavailable to me. I just wanna be sure because I don't have much Bromine for a while.Anhydrous Aluminium Bromide
Put 6 g Al turnings in a 250 ml two-neck flask. Add dropwise from a sep funnel 13 ml Br2 at such a rate as to maintain a steady reaction. When the addition is complete distil the product directly into a receiving flask, the outlet of which is guarded with a phosphorous pentoxide drying tube. A second distillation over Al turnings may be necessary to obtain a colourless solid, mp 97.5°C, bp 255°C.
Just realized i cant see how this is even practical... ^
distilling AlBr3 is to do what exactly? heat it +265degrees C threw a glass drying tube packed with CaCl2 or MgSO4 from heating up a 250ml RBF? i just wanna make sure nothing can go wrong :x
Im thinking ill setup a liebig condenser and heat it to reflux with no running water to allow condensation within the condenser walls hopefully doesn't melt back down?
then let cool and take apart to scrape anhydrous AlBr3 from condenser?
alright now if that works where would i put the drying agent or would it be needed still? Any expert guidance or input, 2pennys pleeese