The number of coordinate covalent bonds

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Yifei Wang 3G
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The number of coordinate covalent bonds

Postby Yifei Wang 3G » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:18 pm

In a coordinate compound,should the number of coordinate covalent bonds always be 6? Also does it mean that the geometry of the compound should always be octahedral?

Suchita 2I
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Re: The number of coordinate covalent bonds

Postby Suchita 2I » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:11 pm

A coordinate compound need not only consist of a central metal ion bonded to 6 ligands. Coordination numbers range from 2 to 9. Generally, however, the coordination number 4 is observed leading to a square planar or tetrahedral shape and the coordination number 6 giving the octahedral shape.


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