coordination sphere

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Rhea Shah 2F
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coordination sphere

Postby Rhea Shah 2F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:13 pm

what is the coordination sphere of a coordination compound?

Alexandra Bartolome 2H
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Re: coordination sphere

Postby Alexandra Bartolome 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:14 pm

The coordination sphere is made up of the ligands directly attached to the central transition metal cation.

Alex Chen 2L
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Re: coordination sphere

Postby Alex Chen 2L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:48 pm

The coordination sphere is also represented by all the ligands inside the bracket of the molecular formula. For example, in [Co(Nh3)5CL]Cl.2H20, Cl and H20 are not in the coordination sphere.

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Re: coordination sphere

Postby GFolk_1D » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:25 am

I understand the concept of a coordination sphere but am a bit unsure of how to identify a ligand versus other molecules that would not be included. Can someone explain this is detail please? Thanks!

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