Oxidation States of Trans. Metals in Coordination Compound

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Alex Nguyen 3I
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Oxidation States of Trans. Metals in Coordination Compound

Postby Alex Nguyen 3I » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:17 pm

Can anyone explain to me why the oxidation of cobalt in [CoBr(NH3)5]SO4 is 2? I thought it would have to be 3 for the compound to be neutral since Br has a 1-charge and sulfate has a 2- charge.

Ronald Yang 2F
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Re: Oxidation States of Trans. Metals in Coordination Compou

Postby Ronald Yang 2F » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:01 pm

You are correct. Here's an older discussion about this that I just found by looking this up. viewtopic.php?f=45&t=2356


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