Mastering Coordination Compounds

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What is the meaning of the term 'coordination number' in coordination compounds?

The number of ligands attached to a central metal atom/ion

According to Werner's theory of coordination compounds, what is the meaning of the term 'ligand'?

A molecule or ion that donates a pair of electrons to a metal atom/ion

What are homoleptic and heteroleptic coordination compounds?

Coordination compounds with the same ligands

What are the postulates of Werner's theory of coordination compounds?

The coordination sphere of a coordination compound consists of the central metal atom/ion and the ligands attached to it

What are the Valence Bond and Crystal Field theories used for in coordination compounds?

Understanding the nature of bonding in coordination compounds

True or false: Werner's theory of coordination compounds is the basis of modern inorganic and bio-inorganic chemistry?

True

True or false: Nomenclature of coordination compounds follows specific rules?

True

True or false: Coordination compounds are only formed by transition metals?

False

True or false: Isomerism can occur in coordination compounds?

True

True or false: Coordination compounds have no applications in our day to day life?

False

Test your knowledge on coordination compounds with this quiz! Learn about Werner's theory, coordination entities, central atoms/ions, ligands, coordination numbers, oxidation numbers, and more. Put your understanding to the test and see how well you know the nomenclature rules for coordination compounds.

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