Author:
Dr. Vani Latha Somula
Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Level:
Graduate / Professional
Tags:
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Ligand
  • Oxidation Number
  • Terminology
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Coordination Chemistry - Terminology

    Overview

    This article describes the following five basic terms that are essential to understand the coordination chemistry.

    1. Central ion/atom 

    2. Ligand

    3. Coordination Number 

    4. Coordination sphere and complex ion 

    5.Oxidation number of the central metal atom

    Coordination chemistry - Terminology

    This article helps to understand the basic terminology used in coordination compounds