Question: 3 assuming the activity of cu2aq is controlled by equilibrium...
3. Assuming the activity of Cu2+(aq) is controlled by equilibrium with the solid phase
(i) Write the balanced chemical reaction.
(ii) Now write a second balanced chemical reaction for the formation of an aqueous complex
between Cu2+ (aq) and a Cl- (aq) ligand.
(iii) Given these two reactions, does the presence of the complexing ligand in solution affect the
free aquo metal concentration? Explain.
(iii) Does the presence of metal complexing ligands affect the total metal concentration in
equilibrium with a solid phase? Explain.