Coordination numbers  [ENDORSED]

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Coordination numbers

Postby Rachel_Harland_3I » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:46 am

Do molecules outside the brackets contribute to the coordination number? Like in [Co(NH3)4(NO2)Cl]Cl
Would the coordination number be 6 or 7?
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Re: Coordination numbers  [ENDORSED]

Postby Mannat Sukhija 1E » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:30 pm

No, the coordination number comes from molecules inside the coordination compound. So the Cl on the outside of the brackets would not be counted.

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