Simple Definitions

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Simple Definitions

Postby 905385366 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:15 pm

I am really confused about the definitions in coordination compounds. What is a coordination compound and ligand.

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Re: Simple Definitions

Postby Aman Sankineni 2L » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:29 pm

A coordination complex is the product of a Lewis acid-base reaction in which neutral molecules or anions (called ligands) bond to a central metal atom (or ion) by coordinate covalent bonds. Compounds that contain a coordination complex are called coordination compounds. Ligands are Lewis bases - they contain at least one pair of electrons to donate to a metal atom/ion.

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