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Why is AlCl3 an Arrhenius Acid, while BCl3 is not?

How can I determine which is an Arrhenius Acid?

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    I believe that is based on the release of a hydrogen ion from Al(H2O)6^3+ ==> Al(H2O)5(OH^-)^2+ + H^+.
    BCl3 is not hydrated as the Al ion is.

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