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COMPLEX ION FORMATION: NH3(LIGAND) ADDED TO CuSO4<br />
Copper Sulfate And Ammonium Hydroxide<br />
The Cu2+ ion in CuSO4(aq) acts as a Lewis Acid. The addition of the Ligand (NH3)2- begins the conversion of the pale blue [Cu(H2O)4]2+ ion to the deep blue [Cu(NH3)4]2+ ion. Complex formations change oxidation & reduction rates of the metal.

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COMPLEX ION FORMATION: NH3(LIGAND) ADDED TO CuSO4
Copper Sulfate And Ammonium Hydroxide
The Cu2+ ion in CuSO4(aq) acts as a Lewis Acid. The addition of the Ligand (NH3)2- begins the conversion of the pale blue [Cu(H2O)4]2+ ion to the deep blue [Cu(NH3)4]2+ ion. Complex formations change oxidation & reduction rates of the metal.

Copyright:© 1990 Richard Megna - Fundamental Photographs

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