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We know that potassium has a +1 charge, and we know that cyano has a -1 charge and there are 4 cyano so there's a -4 charge but nickelate has a +2 charge so in general the anion has a -2 charge. So there has to be 2 potassium ions so that it is a neutral compound.
Also, the potassium comes first because it is the cation. Think of the coordination compound as just a really big, really complicated salt. You could consider NaCl where Na is the cation which always comes before Cl, the anion. In this instance (K2)+2 is the cation and [Ni(CN)4]-2 is the anion (hence the negative charge).
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