Help with Coordination Compounds?

This forum topic is for students to self-organize study groups, etc.

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Mimi Lec 2H
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:00 am

Help with Coordination Compounds?

Postby Mimi Lec 2H » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:47 pm

hey guys!
I've been studying for quiz 3 and found that coordination compounds are tripping me up a little.
I was wondering if this weekend anyone would like to meet up and hopefully break them down for me a little simpler?
Or if anyone has any good videos explaining them, that would be extremely helpful.
thanks!

Brandon Ho 1J
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Re: Help with Coordination Compounds?

Postby Brandon Ho 1J » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:28 pm

I found this video to be helpful: https://youtu.be/RKXYxTOMpuA
Hopes this helps!

JAC_2016
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Help with Coordination Compounds?

Postby JAC_2016 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:33 pm

How do you exactly find out if the complex has an overall negative or positive charge?

Mimi Lec 2H
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:00 am

Re: Help with Coordination Compounds?

Postby Mimi Lec 2H » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:52 pm

Thanks so much!

Mimi Lec 2H
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:00 am

Re: Help with Coordination Compounds?

Postby Mimi Lec 2H » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:53 pm

Adiba_Chowdhury_1E wrote:How do you exactly find out if the complex has an overall negative or positive charge?


Adiba, I'm not 100% sure if this is correct but with the problems in the book, it seems that you have to find the individual charge of each ligand and of the central metal and add them up?

Yuchien Ma 2L
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:58 pm

Re: Help with Coordination Compounds?

Postby Yuchien Ma 2L » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:06 pm

Adiba_Chowdhury_1E wrote:How do you exactly find out if the complex has an overall negative or positive charge?


You can usually tell by the name. A negative coordination compound will have the suffix "-ate" in the name; positive ones will not. You can also add up all the charges of the central transition metal and the ligands that are attached.
Hope this helps.

Jenny2G
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:56 pm

Re: Help with Coordination Compounds?

Postby Jenny2G » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:47 pm

The name helps but you need to know the charge of each element and which is neutral to find the overall charge. Memorize the chart in the course reader because it shows what is negative and what is neutral.


Return to “Student Social/Study Group”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests