Nitrogen and Ligands

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Nitrogen and Ligands

Postby MadisonFuentes1G » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:31 pm

When determining the coordination number for compounds, I’ve heard two ways of figuring it out but am confused. Do we look at the number of nitrogen atoms or the most electronegative atoms?

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Re: Nitrogen and Ligands

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:28 pm

You look at how many atoms are actually coordinated with the central metal ion. Coordinated atoms are usually nitrogen or oxygen, but they can be other atoms as well.

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Re: Nitrogen and Ligands

Postby Patricia Macalalag 2E » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:07 pm

Usually, coordination # = # of the bonds linked to the central atom (usually a metal from what we've been doing)

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