Drawing Coordination Compounds

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Abdullah2I
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Drawing Coordination Compounds

Postby Abdullah2I » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:08 pm

Do you draw coordination compounds the same way as normal Lewis structures?

Deap Bhandal L1 S1J
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Re: Drawing Coordination Compounds

Postby Deap Bhandal L1 S1J » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:33 pm

I believe so only that the transition metal does not follow the octet rule.

Jason Liu 1C
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Re: Drawing Coordination Compounds

Postby Jason Liu 1C » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:38 am

If there are different ligands around the metal, does it matter where I put each ligand?

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Re: Drawing Coordination Compounds

Postby 804899546 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:33 am

No, as long as all of the ligands are present and bonded to the metal, it doesn't matter where they are on the lewis structure.

Elika Asis 3C
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Re: Drawing Coordination Compounds

Postby Elika Asis 3C » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:24 pm

Yes! Drawing them should be similar to drawing Lewis Structures. You just have to be a little bit careful because transition metals have different valence electrons, so you also have to pay attention to that. Also, pay attention to what atoms are specifically bonded to the transition metal/Lewis acid. Adding the lone pairs and determining the formal charge is also helpful to determine the type of dentate it is.

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Re: Drawing Coordination Compounds

Postby Abdullah2I » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:14 pm

Thank you all for answering my question, it really helped.


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