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Oxidation States of Trans. Metals in Coordination Compound

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:17 pm
by Alex Nguyen 3I
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.

Re: Oxidation States of Trans. Metals in Coordination Compou

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:01 pm
by Ronald Yang 2F
You are correct. Here's an older discussion about this that I just found by looking this up. viewtopic.php?f=45&t=2356