Textbook question 9C.1

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Paige Lee 1A
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Textbook question 9C.1

Postby Paige Lee 1A » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:26 pm

Could someone please explain the reasoning behind the name "aquapentacyanocolbaltate(III)" for part c?

Shivam Rana 1D
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Re: Textbook question 9C.1

Postby Shivam Rana 1D » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:42 pm

if the question is aqua v hydrate, aqua refers to water that is within the coordination sphere and bound to the transition metal.

Alan Wu
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Re: Textbook question 9C.1

Postby Alan Wu » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:59 pm

There's one water molecule ligand and 5 cyanide ligands (cyano) surrounding cobalt (III) in the coordination sphere.

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