December 1, 2015

Homework Help: Chemistry terms

Posted by Adam on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:50pm.

Match the terms with the correct definitions.

1. ligand
2. coordination compound
3. Lewis base
4. complex ion
5. bidentate ligand
6. octahedral complex

a) a ligand that can form two bonds (donate two electron pairs) to a metal ion.
b) a neutral compound (often containing a transition metal) consisting of a complex ion and counter ions.
c) a neutral molecule or charged ion that acts like a Lewis base by donating a lone pair of electrons that can be used to form a bond to a metal ion.
d) a metal ion surrounded by six ligands in an octahedral geometry.
e) electron pair donor.
f) a charged species consisting of a metal ion surrounded by ligands.

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