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Problem: Give the systematic name of this coordination compound. [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2 Give the systematic name of this coordination compound. K3[Cr(CN)6] Give the systematic name of this coordination compound. [V(en)3]Cl3

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We are being asked to determine the systematic name of each coordination compound.


We will follow the following steps to solve this problem:

Step 1. Complex metal ions are written first before the counterion

Step 2. Determine the ligands attached to the complex

Step 3. Determine the charge of the complex and the ON of the metal


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Give the systematic name of this coordination compound. 

[Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2 

Give the systematic name of this coordination compound. 

K3[Cr(CN)6

Give the systematic name of this coordination compound. 

[V(en)3]Cl3

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