Transition metal complexes

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Transition metal complexes
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Advanced Higher Chemistry - Unit One - Transition metal complexes
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  1. What does a complex consist of?
    A central metal ion surrounded by ligands
  2. What is a ligand?
    Electron donors - they may be negative ions or uncharged molecules with one or more pairs of lone electrons
  3. What is a monodentate ligand?
    A ligand which donates one pair of electrons to the central metal ion
  4. What is a bidentate ligand?
    A ligand which donates two pairs of electrons to the central metal ion
  5. The number of bonds from the ligand to the central metal ion is known as the ______ _______  of the central ion?
    coordination number
  6. In a complex of a transition metal are the d orbitals still degenerate?
    No

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