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zaphod
 3 years ago
Why does AgCl dissolve in NH3 solution?
zaphod
 3 years ago
Why does AgCl dissolve in NH3 solution?

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zaphod
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@UnkleRhaukus @SheldonEinstein

zaphod
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why does it form a complex?

UnkleRhaukus
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i guess the lonepairs on the ammonia are attracted the silver ions

zaphod
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then why doesnt AgI dissolve in ammonia

zaphod
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i mean silver iodide not dissolve i nammonia

UnkleRhaukus
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Silver Iodide? i guess that the iodide atom (ion) is much larger, and physically blocks ammonia molecules from geting close enough t the silver

zaphod
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the answer is, since clorine atom is smaller, and ammonia has a lone pair in it, it attracts silver ions forming a soluble complex ion

UnkleRhaukus
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the lonepair on the ammonia will be attracted to the silver ion, if the silver ions are in silver chloride they will be able to disolver, if the silver ions are in silver iodide they will not be able to dissolve to to sterric hindrance i hope this is right cause i havent studied chemistry in a long time
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