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Neutral ligand

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:22 am
by Michelle Nwufo 2G
If the ligand is neutral, meaning it has no charge, how do we find the oxidation number of the metal?

Re: Neutral ligand

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:30 am
by Iris Bai 2K
The oxidation number of the metal will be the same as the charge of the complex.

Re: Neutral ligand

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:05 am
by Tarika Gujral 1K
One way of determining charge of complex is through the presence of anions or cations outside []. Basically, the overall charge of the complex equals the charge on the anion or cation present.