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Coordination Sphere

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:12 pm
by Helen Struble 3B
What is the significance of the coordination sphere? Do all the atoms in a ligand have to be inside the sphere?

Re: Coordination Sphere

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:19 pm
by ABombino_2J
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

Re: Coordination Sphere

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:20 pm
by Michelle Shin 4B
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.

Re: Coordination Sphere

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:43 pm
by Abigail_Hagen2G
So water would be outside of the coordination sphere?

Re: Coordination Sphere

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:58 pm
by saigorijavolu2k
the first coordiantion sphere is made up of molecules and ions directly attached to the central transition metal

Re: Coordination Sphere

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:21 pm
by Alexandra Bartolome 2H
The coordination sphere consists of the ligands directly attached to central transitional metal ion.