Coordination Number

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SajaZidan_1K
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Coordination Number

Postby SajaZidan_1K » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:19 pm

How is coordination number determined?
Can someone explain this using the following example: [Fe(CN)6]^4-

JonathanS 1H
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Re: Coordination Number

Postby JonathanS 1H » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:28 pm

The coordination number is the number of ligands around a transition metal cation in a coordination compound. In this case, there are 6 CN- groups around one Fe2+ cation, so the coordination number is 6.

Bryce Barbee
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Re: Coordination Number

Postby Bryce Barbee » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:36 pm

The coordination number is 6 because there are 6 ligands attached to the centralized atom.

CynthiaLy4F
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Re: Coordination Number

Postby CynthiaLy4F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:10 am

The coordination number is determined based on the number of points ligands are attached to the central metal atom.


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