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Copper(II) normally forms a complex chloro-anion of formula [CuCl4]2- with cations such as cesium.

However,

the cation [Co(NH3)6]3+ can be used to precipitate a chloro anion of formula [CuCl5]3-.

Suggest two reasons why this cation stabilizes the formation of the [CuCl5]3- anion.

Also, give the correct name for the complete compound formed..

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A] Because it has a positive charge of the same magnitude as the negative... View the full answer

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