Hello, Anyone know something about Molybdenum(V) ions? 1n our university, we instruct an experiment to students, in which ammonium molybdate ([itex]\displaystyle (NH_4)_2MoO_4[/itex]) is reacted with tin chloride with hydrochloric acid. A redox reaction occurs, to my knowledge it should be like that: [tex]2(NH_4)_2MoO_4 + SnCl_2 + 12HCl \longrightarrow 2MoOCl_3 + SnCl_4 + 6H_2O + 4NH_4Cl[/tex] This reaction produces a blue colloidal solution, in which we are sure that molybdenum(V) ions are present. Is this compound the best stable molybdenum(V)-bearing one? Thank you.