Transition metal complexes
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What does a complex consist of?
A central metal ion surrounded by ligands
What is a ligand?
Electron donors - they may be negative ions or uncharged molecules with one or more pairs of lone electrons
What is a monodentate ligand?
A ligand which donates one pair of electrons to the central metal ion
What is a bidentate ligand?
A ligand which donates two pairs of electrons to the central metal ion
The number of bonds from the ligand to the central metal ion is known as the ______ _______ of the central ion?
In a complex of a transition metal are the d orbitals still degenerate?
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