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The number of coordinate covalent bonds

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:18 pm
by Yifei Wang 3G
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?

Re: The number of coordinate covalent bonds

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:11 pm
by Suchita 2I
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.