Coordination Number

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Vana Mirzakhani 3I
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Coordination Number

Postby Vana Mirzakhani 3I » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:19 pm

Is it possible to have a coordination number that's 1? Why or why not? Thank you.

Chloe Orsini 1K
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Re: Coordination Number

Postby Chloe Orsini 1K » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Coordination numbers are normally between two and nine. The number of bonds depends on the size, charge, and electron configuration of the metal ion and the ligands. Probably due to some very specific scenario(s) you could have one. But for simplicity and the sake of this class I would say no.

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