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coordination number

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:15 am
by Jina Kwon
Is coordination number based off the the number of lone pair of electrons?

Re: coordination number

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:57 am
by Shivam Rana 1D
I think the coordination number is based on the number of ligands bound to the transition metal. I'm guessing lone pairs may play a role in determining how many ligands can bind to the transition metal.

Re: coordination number

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:00 pm
by KaleenaJezycki_1I
Coordination numbers are how many bonds (of ligands) attached to the central atom, I don't believe lone pairs count

Re: coordination number

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:04 pm
by Jasmine Vallarta 2L
I think it's just the ligands

Re: coordination number

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:56 pm
by CynthiaLy4F
The coordination number is based off of the number of points at which ligands are attached to the central metal atom of the complex.

Re: coordination number

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:39 pm
by Alexandra Bartolome 2H
Coordination number is basically the number of bonds the central atom has with ligands.

Re: coordination number

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:49 pm
by Daniel Martinez 1k
Coordination number corresponds to the number of electron density regions that are connected to the transition metal. There tends to be a max of 6.

Re: coordination number

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:45 pm
by Matthew Tsai 2H
Coordination number just refers to the total number of bound ligands in the coordination sphere.

Re: coordination number

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:51 pm
by Julia Mazzucato 4D
Yes, it's just based off the number of bonds, not lone pairs.