coordination number

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nshahwan 1L
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coordination number

Postby nshahwan 1L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:49 pm

Would it be correct to say that coordination number is synonymous with regions of electron density? Or is it different because it specifically refers to the places in which coordinate covalent bonds are formed?

nshahwan 1L
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Re: coordination number

Postby nshahwan 1L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:52 pm

also, should we know an example of a coordination compound for each usual coordination number? Like an example for the coordination number 2, because 2 is a less common coordination number.

WesleyWu_1C
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Re: coordination number

Postby WesleyWu_1C » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:39 am

I don't know if we can make that general statement that coordination number is synonymous with regions of electron density. I feel like most times that statement is true. I think the best way to calculate out the coordination number is to draw out the Lewis Diagram and count all the coordinate covalent bonds on the transition metal.

I don't think we need to know an example of a coordination compound for each usual coordination number. I think just knowing the coordination compounds Lavelle mentioned in lecture should be fine.

Sanjana Borle 2K
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Re: coordination number

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:41 pm

Coordination number is simply the number of bonds formed.


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