Weak Acids and Bases with Transition Metals  [ENDORSED]

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Weak Acids and Bases with Transition Metals

Postby Katie_Ho_1M » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:01 pm

Why do the weak acids that contain transition metals bond with six H2O molecules initially?
This is shown in AlCl3 becoming Al(H20)6^3+, hw problem 12.69 part b. The solution manual shows this specifically for the compounds with transition metals. But why?

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Re: Weak Acids and Bases with Transition Metals  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:14 pm

Metals typically form octahedral complexes in water.

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