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### Total Charge

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:15 pm
How can you find the total charge of a complex if you are given the oxidation state?

### Re: Total Charge

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:36 am
If you have the oxidation state of the transition metal, then you can look at the charges of the ligands and add them together. If the oxidation state of the TM is +3, but the total charge of the ligands is -2, then the total charge of the coordination compound is +1.

### Re: Total Charge

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:16 pm
You have to add up the charge of the transition metal and the charges of all the ligands attached to the transition metal

### Re: Total Charge

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:12 am
Add up the charges of the ligands and the transition metal.

### Re: Total Charge

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:27 am
just add up all of the charges of the transition metal and ligands

### Re: Total Charge

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:32 pm
In order to find this total charge, you would have to sum the charges of the transition metal and the ligands.