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What are coordination numbers?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:52 pm
by Kimberly Bauer 4E
What are coordination numbers and what do they represent?

Re: What are coordination numbers?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:53 pm
by Jonathan Gong 2H
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-.

Re: What are coordination numbers?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:34 pm
by Sydney Pell 2E
The coordination number is the number of bonds around the central metal in the coordination compound.

Re: What are coordination numbers?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:56 pm
by 305416361
The coordination number represents the amount of bonded sites a central metal atom of a coordination compound has