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There is very little enthalpy change when the hexaamminocobalt(II) ion reacts with ethane-1,2-diamine but the equilibrium still lies well to the right.

The reason is that the reaction is entropy controlled: there are four species of the left hand side of the equation, and seven on the right.


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