what is the differences between a double salt & a co-ordination compound?

what is the differences between a double salt & a co-ordination compound?

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Aman Bansal
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12 years ago

Dear Bipasha,

Even though, both double and complex salts contain two metal ions and may be large salts with have many anions attached to them. They differ in one basic way, when dissolved double salts break down to give it constituent ions, whereas complex salts does not break down in the same manner. Rather when dissolved complex salts give the cation and a complex ion. Also, when double salts are tested for presence of their constituent ions, for example KClMgCl.6H2O when tested for presence of K, will give a positive result, whereas a complex ion would not.

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