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Textbook question 9C.1

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:26 pm
by Paige Lee 1A
Could someone please explain the reasoning behind the name "aquapentacyanocolbaltate(III)" for part c?

Re: Textbook question 9C.1

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:42 pm
by Shivam Rana 1D
if the question is aqua v hydrate, aqua refers to water that is within the coordination sphere and bound to the transition metal.

Re: Textbook question 9C.1

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:59 pm
by Alan Wu
There's one water molecule ligand and 5 cyanide ligands (cyano) surrounding cobalt (III) in the coordination sphere.