Total Charge

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Reese - Dis 1G
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Total Charge

Postby Reese - Dis 1G » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:15 pm

How can you find the total charge of a complex if you are given the oxidation state?

Michelle Wang 4I
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Re: Total Charge

Postby Michelle Wang 4I » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:36 am

If you have the oxidation state of the transition metal, then you can look at the charges of the ligands and add them together. If the oxidation state of the TM is +3, but the total charge of the ligands is -2, then the total charge of the coordination compound is +1.

Jonathan Cheng 3C
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Re: Total Charge

Postby Jonathan Cheng 3C » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:16 pm

You have to add up the charge of the transition metal and the charges of all the ligands attached to the transition metal

Pritish Patil 1K
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Re: Total Charge

Postby Pritish Patil 1K » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:12 am

Add up the charges of the ligands and the transition metal.

LaurenJuul_1B
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Re: Total Charge

Postby LaurenJuul_1B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:27 am

just add up all of the charges of the transition metal and ligands

Karla_Ocampo 4E
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Re: Total Charge

Postby Karla_Ocampo 4E » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:32 pm

In order to find this total charge, you would have to sum the charges of the transition metal and the ligands.


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