Determining the Coordination number

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Anna O 2C
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Determining the Coordination number

Postby Anna O 2C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:41 pm

Is the coordination number determined by the number of atoms attached to a central atom, the number of bonds (including double and triple) or the number of regions of electron density?

JulieAljamal1E
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Re: Determining the Coordination number

Postby JulieAljamal1E » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:42 pm

I believe it is determined by the number of atoms which can body to the central atom.

Casandra
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Re: Determining the Coordination number

Postby Casandra » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:43 pm

Anna O 1A wrote:Is the coordination number determined by the number of atoms attached to a central atom, the number of bonds (including double and triple) or the number of regions of electron density?

The coordination number is determined by the number of bonds.

Zenita Leang 2K
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Re: Determining the Coordination number

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:43 pm

Coordination number is how many bonds there are on a transition metal. Transition metals don't have more than a single bond attached.


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