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When excess aqueous ammonia is added to copper(II)sulphate (aq), the initial pale blue...

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sandali | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 9, 2010 at 1:52 AM via web

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When excess aqueous ammonia is added to copper(II)sulphate (aq), the initial pale blue precipitate dissolves to give a __________ solution.

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pamsuegun | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 9, 2010 at 10:42 AM (Answer #1)

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A deep blue solution would be formed.  Adding excess ammonia allows the precipate to dissolve.  The Copper combines with the ammonia to form Tetraamminediaquacopper(II) which is deep blue.

         

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