On what factors the stability of a complex ion depends.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

The stability of a complex ion depends on :
(i) Charge on the central metal ion: Greater the charge on the central metal ion, greater is the stability of the complex.
(ii) Basic nature of the ligand: Greater the basic strength of the ligand, greater is the stability of the complex.
(iii) Presence of chelate rings: Formation of chelate rings increases the stability of the complex.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM