What are coordination numbers?

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Kimberly Bauer 4E
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What are coordination numbers?

Postby Kimberly Bauer 4E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:52 pm

What are coordination numbers and what do they represent?

Jonathan Gong 2H
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Re: What are coordination numbers?

Postby Jonathan Gong 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:53 pm

The number of points at which ligands are attached to the central metal atom is called the coordination number of the complex. For example, the coordination number is 4 in Ni(CO)4 and 6 in [Fe(CN)6]4-.

Sydney Pell 2E
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Re: What are coordination numbers?

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:34 pm

The coordination number is the number of bonds around the central metal in the coordination compound.

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Re: What are coordination numbers?

Postby 305416361 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:56 pm

The coordination number represents the amount of bonded sites a central metal atom of a coordination compound has


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