Oxidation Number

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Nicole Jakiel 4F
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Oxidation Number

Postby Nicole Jakiel 4F » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:59 pm

How do you find the oxidation number when naming coordination compounds?

Carlos Gomez 3H
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Re: Oxidation Number

Postby Carlos Gomez 3H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:10 am

When naming coordination compounds, the oxidation number is found by finding the charge of each ligand and the overall charge of the compound (seen outside of the brackets). You need to simply add up each charge and determine what oxidation number of the transition metal would satisfy the overall charge of the coordination compound. I hope this helps.

timothy_ho_4B
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Re: Oxidation Number

Postby timothy_ho_4B » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:11 am

You find the oxidation number of the metal cation by looking at the ligands and seeing whether they have a charge or not. Then you see what the overall charge of the entire compound is to predict what the leftover charge of the cation would be. The oxidation number of the metal cation + the charge of the ligands = the overall charge of the entire compound


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