how to determine coordination number

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Anushi Patel 1J
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how to determine coordination number

Postby Anushi Patel 1J » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:48 pm

I don't know if Lavelle went over this in lecture, but can someone explain why the transition metal cations we talked about in class form 6 coordinate covalent bonds? Does it have to do with the number of valence electrons the metal has?

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Re: how to determine coordination number

Postby kamalkolluri » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 pm

I don't think it was clear in lecture, but I'm assuming it's because transition metals are group 3, so they can access d-orbitals to make more bonds.


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