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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:01 pm
When given a chemical formula how do we know which one is the cetral metal atom or ion?
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:17 pm
Usually there will only be 1 metal and everything else is a ligand, also for coordination compounds, the metals are always transition metals.
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:24 pm
The central atom for a coordinate covalent compound is the transition metal/ion. The ligands are usually covalent molecules (water) or negatively charged ions (F-) that have a pair of electrons to donate.
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:47 pm
A ligand has to be able to form coordinate covalent bonds, so often the molecules will have a lone pair of electrons.
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:47 pm
Regarding ligands, the transition metal/cation will almost always be the central atom.
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:13 am
The central atom should be the transition metal.
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:14 am
The ligand is also the same as the Lewis base in any given molecule, and the central atom is almost always the Lewis acid
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:26 pm
There is usually one d metal atom.