Finding Coordination Number

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Jared Smith 1E
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Finding Coordination Number

Postby Jared Smith 1E » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:13 pm

I know that the textbook explains how to find the coordination number for the complex, but I also know that Professor Lavelle explained it in lecture in a much simpler way. Does anyone remember how he explained it in lecture, and/or an easier way than the textbook describes?

Ashin_Jose_1H
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Re: Finding Coordination Number

Postby Ashin_Jose_1H » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:18 pm

Coordination number is the number of bonds in a coordination sphere.

Rithik Kumar 3E
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Re: Finding Coordination Number

Postby Rithik Kumar 3E » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:42 pm

Also, I think a quick way to determine the coordination numbers of a metal or Lewis acid in a molecule is to see how many ligands are bond to the central metal. The number of ligands bond to the metal is synonymous to the number of bonds in a coordination sphere.

Alexandria Weinberger
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Re: Finding Coordination Number

Postby Alexandria Weinberger » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:18 pm

Coordination number is just the number of ligands attached to the central metal.

Miranda 1J
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Re: Finding Coordination Number

Postby Miranda 1J » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:30 pm

So if we have a compound with two ligands, and three of each are attached to the metal (6 bonds in total), would the coordination number be that of each individual ligand (3) or that of both ligands added together (6)?

Troy Tavangar 1I
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Re: Finding Coordination Number

Postby Troy Tavangar 1I » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:43 pm

It is simply the number of molecules attached to the main element.

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Re: Finding Coordination Number

Postby AnuPanneerselvam1H » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:46 am

Coordination Number is simply the number of ligands attached to the transition metal. The transition metals contain s,p, and d orbitals and can therefore accommodate many ligands.


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