The Free Dictionary describes a complexation reaction as a chemical reaction between a ligand and a metal ion. A ligand is an ionic entity with at least one atom that contains an unshared pair of electrons. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

One of the most common types of complexometric titrations involves using EDTA as the testing reagent. Other chelating agents such as EGTA and CDTA can be used. A specific metal ion titrant and indicator can be used in so... More » Science Chemistry

Binary ionic compounds are formed by the reaction between positive and negative ions of two different elements only and where the positive ion has two different forms or charges. Iron can have two different forms or char... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules
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Zinc does not rust, as rust is caused by a chemical reaction between iron and oxygen. This reaction produces ferric oxide and ferric hydroxide on the surface of the metal. Only iron and its alloys are capable of rusting. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules