Problem: The compound NCl3 is nitrogen trichloride, but AlCl3 is simply aluminum chloride. Why?

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The main difference between the two is the type of compound.  

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The compound NCl3 is nitrogen trichloride, but AlCl3 is simply aluminum chloride. Why?

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