Complex ion vs Coordination Compound

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Connie Liang 3L
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Complex ion vs Coordination Compound

Postby Connie Liang 3L » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:46 pm

What's the difference between a complex ion and a coordination compound? Are they 2 names for the same thing?

Hannah Biju 1E
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Re: Complex ion vs Coordination Compound

Postby Hannah Biju 1E » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:48 pm

A complex ion has a positive or negative charge while a coordination compound is neutral.

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Re: Complex ion vs Coordination Compound

Postby George Cazares 1E » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:55 pm

A coordination compound usually consists of a complex ion and a counter ion, while a complex ion contains a central cation bonded to one or more molecules or ions(Ligands).


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