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How do you react AL(NO3)3 + NH3

  1. Sep 27, 2004 #1
    i new to chem and i need help. How do you react AL(NO3)3 + NH3 ----> ? i'm stomped, i have no idea where to start...can some one please give me step by step instructions?
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  3. Sep 28, 2004 #2


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    The reaction is occurring in two steps. First, ammonia behaves as a base (NH4OH) with aluminium ions, producing an insoluble hydroxide. Then the excess ammonia dissolves the hydroxide to produce a complex compound, having six ammonia molecules in it.
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