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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:23 am
How do we know how many ligands will bind to a particular transition metal?
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:06 am
I don't think you can know without more information, such as the charge of the transition metal.
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:08 am
The easiest way to determine how many ligands are bounded to any central atom is by looking at the Lewis structure, I always do this first. Even if the problem does not ask for it. Another helpful thing is that when a chemical formula has a subscript that usually means that it will be directly bounded to the central atom. Hope this helps!
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:26 pm
We can know it by looking at the valence shell of the central metal and the total charge of ligands. However, there should be more information most of the time.
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Does the number of ligands bonded to the central determine the shape of the coordination compound?