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Postby 205150314 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:36 am

Does the coordination number describe the ligand or the central atom of the ligands?

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Re: Ligands

Postby AnvitaaAnandkumar_1B » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:09 am

The coordintion number is correlation to the central metal atom as it speaks to how many ligands (or points of connection for bi/tridentate ligands) can connect to the central metal atom.

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Re: Ligands

Postby christabellej 1F » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:07 am

For example, a metal atom with four ligands attached would have a coordination number of 4. An atom with six ligands attached would have a coordination number of 6.

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Re: Ligands

Postby Megan_1F » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:43 am

It describes the number of ligands attached to the central atom.

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Re: Ligands

Postby Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:10 pm

Can a ligand be a whole compound attached to a TM?

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Re: Ligands

Postby Hannah Romano 4D » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:33 pm

Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H wrote:Can a ligand be a whole compound attached to a TM?

Yes, compounds may bond to transition metals and be ligands. Depending on the shape of the compound may be polydentate and bond to more than one ligand bonding cite.

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