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Problem: Give the systematic name of this coordination compound. [Co(NH3)6]Cl3

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Coordination compounds are composed of a central atom (ion) and a surrounding array of bound molecules or ions, known as ligands.

Naming of coordination compounds is similar to naming ionic compounds. For the compound asked, [Co(NH3)6]Cl3, we need to identify its components and follow certain naming rules.

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Give the systematic name of this coordination compound. 

[Co(NH3)6]Cl3

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