1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Coordination Number

  1. Sep 18, 2008 #1
    Can any body please tell me if there's a way to determine the coordination number of a cation in relation to an anion just from the chemical equation (without atomic radii, tables, etc.)? For example, the C.N. of Ca2+, Al3+ and Si4+ in Ca3Al2Si3O12 (grossular garnet).
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 19, 2008 #2

    GCT

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    I'm pretty certain that you need to know the structure for this one.
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Loading...