Sapling HW 9 Problem #6


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Adam_Ventura_1H
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Sapling HW 9 Problem #6

Postby Adam_Ventura_1H » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:44 pm

For this question I am supposed to give the oxidative state of [Co (NH3)5 Cl] Cl. My question is, when trying to find the oxidative state, do we have to look at everything that has a charge, whether it is inside or outside? For example, do I take into account the Cl outside of the brackets or not?

Joseph Hsing 2C
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Re: Sapling HW 9 Problem #6

Postby Joseph Hsing 2C » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:58 pm

Yup for oxidative number, we take into account the atoms and ions inside and outside of the coordination sphere.

Savana Maxfield 3F
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Re: Sapling HW 9 Problem #6

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:26 pm

Yeah! So basically, since this is a coordination compound and coordination compounds have a neutral charge, you need to use information both inside and outside of the brackets in order to ensure that the overall charge of the compound in zero! Since Cl has a -1 charge, make sure that the overall charge of what is contained within the brackets, [Co (NH3)5 Cl], is +1 to result in an overall charge of the compound equal to 0! Hope this helps :)

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Re: Sapling HW 9 Problem #6

Postby Chelsea_Guzman_3C » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:31 pm

Yes, you would have two take into account the Cl outside of the brackets. In this problem, the oxidative state of [Co (NH3)5 Cl] Cl will be 3+


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