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Ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:36 am
by 205150314
Does the coordination number describe the ligand or the central atom of the ligands?

Re: Ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:09 am
by AnvitaaAnandkumar_1B
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.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:07 am
by christabellej 1F
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.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:43 am
by Megan_1F
It describes the number of ligands attached to the central atom.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:10 pm
by Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H
Can a ligand be a whole compound attached to a TM?

Re: Ligands

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:33 pm
by Hannah Romano 4D
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.