Let’s identify the ligands present in each coordination compound.
• 4 NH3
NH3 is monodentate → there is 1 atom attached for each NH3
4 (NH3) x 1 (atoms each) = 4 attachments
• 2 H2O
H2O is monodentate → there is 1 atom attached for each H2O
2 (H2O) x 1 (atoms each) = 2 attachments
• 4 NH3 + 2 H2O → 6 attachments
What is the coordination number for each of the following complexes?
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