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Distribution of complex ions between aqeuous and organic layers

  1. May 28, 2010 #1
    Hi

    I was wondering if anyone might be able to offer an explanation why the Fe3+ complex ion containing 5 water ligands and 1 thiocynanate (the classic blood red complex) appears to be able to distribute equally between an organic and an aqueous layer but a cobalt 2+ complex ion containing 4 thiocynanate ions resides exclusively in the aqueous layer

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 29, 2010 #2
    Depends on the organic layer.
     
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