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Alkyl chlorides react with aluminium chloride (a chlorophilic Lewis acid) to form the alkyl cation / tetrachloroaluminate complex. Note that the alkyl carbocation (carbenium ion) is liable to rearrange.

R+ [AlCl4]
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Carbenium ion/tetrachloro aluminate complex (generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Functional Group Interconvertion
Substitution: Electrophilic Second Order

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