Oxidation state and Coordination number

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Oxidation state and Coordination number

Postby Kevin Chang 2I » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:11 am

What is the difference between the oxidation state and the coordination number in a compound?

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Re: Oxidation state and Coordination number

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:33 am

Oxidation state is the charge of the central transition metal if all the ligands were removed. Coordination number is the total number of bonds or attachments between the central transition metal and its ligands.


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