[Co(H2O)6]2+ + 4NH4SCN

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Hi

When we did this reaction in lab the result was a blue solution with a white precipitate. I think that the Cobalt will be more likely to form a complex with SCN than NH4 as they are both intermediate donors/acceptors.

If thats the case, then is correct that the white precippitate formed is just NH4 ?

Thank you:smile:
 

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What is NH4?
 
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NH4 is really [NH4]+ a cation.....! So the compound formed is [Co(NCS)4]2-

Does the ammonium remain as 4[NH4]+ on the right hand side of the reaction? I cant see what could be the precipitate....
 
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