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What is a complex?
A metal ion surrounded by a number of negatively charged ions or neutral molecules with a lone pair
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What is a ligand?
The surrounding ions in a complex
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What is the coordinate number?
The number of coordinate bonds from a metal ion in a complex
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What shapes can complex with coordinate number four form?
tetrahedral or square planar
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Shape of complex with coordinate number 6?
octahedral
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What are polydentate ligands?
Can form more than one coordinate bond with the central metal ion
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Name for ligand with a ring structure?
Chelate ring
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What is a ligand substitution reaction?
When one ligand displaces another around a metal ion
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Shape of complex with coordinate number 6?

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