Proton-ligand dissociation constant of 2-mercapto-5-(2-hydroxynaphthylideamino)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (MHT) and the stepwise stability
constants of its metal complexes were determined potentiometrically in 40 mass/mass% ethanol-water mixture containing 0.1
M KCl. The stabilities of the complexes follow the order: Cu2+>Ni2+>Co2+>Mn2+. The dissociation constant (pKH) of MHT and the stability constants (logK) of its metal complexes were determined at different temperatures and the corresponding thermodynamic parameters were calculated
and discussed. The proton dissociation process is non-spontaneous, endothermic and entropically unfavoured. The formation
of the metal complexes was found to be spontaneous, endothermic and entropically favoured.