Wednesday, May 14, 2014

H2PtCl6 - Chloroplatinic acid

"What do you think is the proper formulation for H2PtCl6? Why do you think the compound is commonly called chloroplatinic acid?" 

I was doing some practice problems and I have just read the problem above. Well, if you are careful enough, this is a very easy question and the "common" name gives it away. As a result, this complex is not a  metal hydride. It has to be an acid and therefore it can be written as H2[PtCl6]. 


Here is a video on how to make this metal complex from my favorite chemistry guy&channel:

I wonder how much money he spent to do these videos! By the way, he hasn't uploaded anything since last year. I hope he is fine and away from trouble.

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