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Problem: Both Ag+ and Zn2+ form complex ions with NH3. Write balanced chemical equations for the reactions. However Zn(OH)2 is soluble in 6M NaOH while AgOH is not. Explain.

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We are asked to write balanced chemical equations for the reactions


Ag+ + 2 NH3----> [Ag(NH3)2]+

Zn+2 + 4 NH3----> [Zn(NH3)4+]


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Both Ag+ and Zn2+ form complex ions with NH3. Write balanced chemical equations for the reactions. However Zn(OH)2 is soluble in 6M NaOH while AgOH is not. Explain.

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