Coordination Compound

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Celine 1F
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Coordination Compound

Postby Celine 1F » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:02 pm

Can someone tell me what exactly are coordination compounds?

Julie Park 1G
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Re: Coordination Compound

Postby Julie Park 1G » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:10 pm

They are compounds that contain a coordination complex, which is the product of a Lewis acid-base reaction where neutral molecules/anions (ligands) bond to a central metal atom/ion by coordinate covalent bonds (bonds formed when one donor atom supplies both electrons).

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Re: Coordination Compound

Postby 805422680 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:57 pm

A coordination compound is one that contains a coordination complex within it. It is when the anions are bonded to the metal via coordinate covalent bonds,where both electrons are donated via the metal atom.

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Re: Coordination Compound

Postby 005162902 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:05 pm

It is a covalent bond formed between two molecules. However the 2 electrons in the covalent bond come from the same atom. Typically, a covalent bond is formed between two atoms using one electron from each. However a coordinate covalent bond shows that you can create a covalent bond between two atoms with electrons from only one atom. For example, when NH3 interacts with BF3, the lone pair on N is used to fill the electron deficiency BF3 has (it only has 6 of its valence electrons filled). Once this coordinate covalent bond is formed, B's octet is filled and the molecule is stable.

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