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Coordination Complexes

Neutral or negatively charged ligands bonded to metal cations or neutral atoms. The number of ligand atoms to which the metal center is directly bonded is the metal cation's coordination number, and this number is always greater than the regular valence or oxidation number of the metal. A coordination complex can be negative, neutral, or positively charged.

Year introduced: 2010

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Tree Number(s): D01.234, D02.691.214

MeSH Unique ID: D056831

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  • Complexes, Coordination
  • Metal Complexes
  • Complexes, Metal

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