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Author Topic: What happens to magnesium ions in the presence of ammonium ions?  (Read 1850 times)

Jessica

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Will a solution containing the Mg cation form a precipitate when ammonium carbon solution is added ?

What do you think?


 

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I think the ammonium ions might not be the interesting bit.
 

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It precipitates if you add ammonium *phosphate* in alcaline solution: magnesium ammonium phosphate MgNH4PO4 is insoluble: Ksp =2.5 x 10-13.
« Last Edit: 31/10/2009 14:13:19 by lightarrow »
 

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