Stepwise equilibria between Lewis acids, here metal ions, and Lewis bases, here ligands, are mathematically quite like the preceding protonic equilibria. Water is the most concentrated ligand in most solutions. The competition of other ligands for the metal ions is important in the understanding of solution species distributions which play a role in many areas of chemistry, biochemistry, and geochemistry.
KeywordsLewis Base Alkali Metal Halide Potassium Sulfate Appreciable Proportion Equilibrium Expression
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