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Finding Coordination Number

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:13 pm
by Jared Smith 1E
I know that the textbook explains how to find the coordination number for the complex, but I also know that Professor Lavelle explained it in lecture in a much simpler way. Does anyone remember how he explained it in lecture, and/or an easier way than the textbook describes?

Re: Finding Coordination Number

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:18 pm
by Ashin_Jose_1H
Coordination number is the number of bonds in a coordination sphere.

Re: Finding Coordination Number

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:42 pm
by Rithik Kumar 3E
Also, I think a quick way to determine the coordination numbers of a metal or Lewis acid in a molecule is to see how many ligands are bond to the central metal. The number of ligands bond to the metal is synonymous to the number of bonds in a coordination sphere.

Re: Finding Coordination Number

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:18 pm
by Alexandria Weinberger
Coordination number is just the number of ligands attached to the central metal.

Re: Finding Coordination Number

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:30 pm
by Miranda 1J
So if we have a compound with two ligands, and three of each are attached to the metal (6 bonds in total), would the coordination number be that of each individual ligand (3) or that of both ligands added together (6)?

Re: Finding Coordination Number

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:43 pm
by Troy Tavangar 1I
It is simply the number of molecules attached to the main element.

Re: Finding Coordination Number

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:46 am
by AnuPanneerselvam1H
Coordination Number is simply the number of ligands attached to the transition metal. The transition metals contain s,p, and d orbitals and can therefore accommodate many ligands.