transition metals

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transition metals

Postby leilawilliams16 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:52 pm

How do you determine the number of electrons for a transition metal in a coordination compound Lewis structure?

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Re: transition metals

Postby Liam Maxwell 2E » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:13 pm

I think what you are referring to is the oxidation state. In which case you look at the charge of all the individual items attached to the metal. For example Cl has a -1 charge. Then you look at the overall charge of the compound. The oxidation state is the number that allows for the individual components to add up to the total charge. For example if you had [Fe(NH3)Cl2] the two chlorines have a charge of -2 and the overall charge is 0 so the oxidation state would be +2

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Re: transition metals

Postby Phillip Tran » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:24 pm

so how do you use that to determine how many electrons a metal can have on a lewis structure?

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Re: transition metals

Postby juliaschreib1A » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:58 pm

It gets a little foggy in the transition metals unlike the rest of the elements. You can learn information by looking at the element that it is bonded to and how many there are of that element in relation to the transition metal.

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