Unformatted text preview: formation of a single coordinate covalent bond. The availability of the lone pair will dictate how easily the complex will form. At low pH, the lone pairs of ligands such as chloroamine are readily protonated by all of the free H + : ClH 2 N : + H + → (ClH 2 N–H) + . Therefore, at low pH (= high [H + ]) most of the chloroamine will be protonated and unable to complex with metal ions. Thus, [complex] will decrease with decreasing pH (choice C ). An electrolyte is a compound that dissolves in water to produce many ions. All ionic compounds, strong acids and strong bases are strong electrolytes ....
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- Spring '08
- Electrochemistry, Oxidation state, Coordination complex, -1 oxidation state