explain Coordination compound

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aphung1E
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explain Coordination compound

Postby aphung1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:15 pm

Can someone explain conceptually what coordination compounds are

Yuri Lin 4H
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Re: explain Coordination compound

Postby Yuri Lin 4H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:04 pm

A coordination compound is a complex formed by a transition metal cation and the ligands (which are Lewis bases or e- donors) that bind to the transition metal atom.

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Re: explain Coordination compound

Postby claudia_1h » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:10 pm

Coordination compounds form when neutral molecules or atoms (or anions) supply a central cation (usually a Tx metal) with an electron pair to form a coordinate covalent bond. These often form when Tx metals in solution first form complexes with water as the ligands, which are then replaced by more electron-rich species like NH3, KCN, NaCl, etc.

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Re: explain Coordination compound

Postby ShreyaKannan1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:07 pm

claudia_1e wrote:Coordination compounds form when neutral molecules or atoms (or anions) supply a central cation (usually a Tx metal) with an electron pair to form a coordinate covalent bond. These often form when Tx metals in solution first form complexes with water as the ligands, which are then replaced by more electron-rich species like NH3, KCN, NaCl, etc.


Thanks, how do you find the coordination number?

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Re: explain Coordination compound

Postby 005162520 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:20 pm

You can find the coordination number by counting the numbers of atoms bound to it.

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Re: explain Coordination compound

Postby Jillian C 4C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:46 pm

Coordination compound and complex can be used interchangeably. A coordination compound has a central atom or ion with ions or molecules attached by coordinate covalent bonds.


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