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Total Charge

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:15 pm
by Reese - Dis 1G
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
by Michelle Wang 4I
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
by Jonathan Cheng 3C
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
by Pritish Patil 1K
Add up the charges of the ligands and the transition metal.

Re: Total Charge

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:27 am
by LaurenJuul_1B
just add up all of the charges of the transition metal and ligands

Re: Total Charge

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