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In lecture #24, Professor Lavelle mentioned that to form salts, KCN or NaCl or NH3 would replace water's position in the ligand. Is there a reason water is so easily replaceable in a ligand solution?
That's a really good question! I feel like it has to do with H2O being really polar, which means that it can easily be broken if there are other ions around (and since salts are made up of cations and anions, water can easily be replaced in that sense). I'm not too sure if this is the most accurate answer, but this is my take on it :)
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