Coordination Sphere

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Helen Struble 3B
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Coordination Sphere

Postby Helen Struble 3B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:12 pm

What is the significance of the coordination sphere? Do all the atoms in a ligand have to be inside the sphere?

ABombino_2J
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Re: Coordination Sphere

Postby ABombino_2J » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:19 pm

The coordination sphere is the sphere around the molecules and ions attached to the transition metal atom. The ligands need to be in the sphere because ligands are the ions attached to the transition metals. Anything within the "[]" is inside the coordination sphere

Michelle Shin 4B
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Re: Coordination Sphere

Postby Michelle Shin 4B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:20 pm

Ligands directly attached to the central ion make up the first coordination sphere, and the second coordination sphere consists of atoms/molecules attached to those in the first coordination sphere. Everything inside the brackets will be inside the coordination sphere.

Abigail_Hagen2G
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Re: Coordination Sphere

Postby Abigail_Hagen2G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:43 pm

So water would be outside of the coordination sphere?

saigorijavolu2k
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Re: Coordination Sphere

Postby saigorijavolu2k » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:58 pm

the first coordiantion sphere is made up of molecules and ions directly attached to the central transition metal

Alexandra Bartolome 2H
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Re: Coordination Sphere

Postby Alexandra Bartolome 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:21 pm

The coordination sphere consists of the ligands directly attached to central transitional metal ion.


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