Number of Coordination Bonds

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Victoria Zheng--2F
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Number of Coordination Bonds

Postby Victoria Zheng--2F » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:15 pm

How do we know how many coordination bonds can a transition metal form? What determines the number of coordination bonds it can form?

Vanessa Chuang 4F
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Re: Number of Coordination Bonds

Postby Vanessa Chuang 4F » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:34 pm

It honestly depends on the transition metal. Part of it has to do with the oxidation number of the transition metal (ex: +1 vs +2), which then determines how many anions you have to use to cancel out this number.

Fatemah Yacoub 1F
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Re: Number of Coordination Bonds

Postby Fatemah Yacoub 1F » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:52 am

I think you would have to find the oxidation number on the transition metal first and then from there you can determine how many coordination bonds that can form.

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