Problem: Using the Ksp value for Cu(OH)2 (1.6 x 10-19) and the overall formation constant for Cu(NH3)42+ (1.0 x 1013), calculate the value for the equilibrium constant for the following reaction:Cu(OH)2 (s) + 4NH3 (aq) ⇌ Cu(NH3)42+(aq) + 2OH -(aq)

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Using the Ksp value for Cu(OH)2 (1.6 x 10-19) and the overall formation constant for Cu(NH3)42+ (1.0 x 1013), calculate the value for the equilibrium constant for the following reaction:

Cu(OH)2 (s) + 4NH3 (aq) ⇌ Cu(NH3)42+(aq) + 2OH -(aq)

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