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When EDTA is added to a solution of aqueous cobalt(II) ion, the more stable chelate complex forms.

Chelate reactions are entropy driven: entropy change is positive due to the larger number of species of the right hand side of the equation.


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Hexaaquacobolt(II) ion     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid tetraanion     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Cobalt(II) EDTA complex ion     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Water     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
British A-Level Chemistry: A2
Complexation or Coupling
Type 23 Lewis Acid/Base Complexation Chemistry

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