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Coordination Complexes

  1. Apr 18, 2015 #1
    Is there any way (ex. MO theory, valence electrons, etc) to determine the coordination number of a metal ion with another ion? I know it is generally a multiple of the oxidation number of the metal ion. However, for something like Ni and NH3. how would I know that it's a coordination number of 6?
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  3. Apr 20, 2015 #2
    I would have suggested you the EAN method . But it has exceptions (thats what I think.).So I think you'll have to mug them up.Well, you will remember them through practise .
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