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Homework Help: Ammonium help

  1. Mar 7, 2007 #1
    I can not seem to understand what happens when you react ammonium with certain compounds. For example NH3 + Cu(NO3)2 = ???. How am I supposed to do this?
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  3. Mar 7, 2007 #2


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    Exactly what course are you studying? Look for the word, "Ligand".
  4. Mar 8, 2007 #3


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    In aqueous solutions, two types of reaction may occur: 1) Since ammonia is a base, copper hydroxide my precipitate. 2) excess ammonia can give a complex with copper. Please skim your textbooks once again by referring to my clues.
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