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coordination compound Line breaks: co|ord¦in|ation com|pound

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Definition of coordination compound in English:


A compound containing coordinate bonds, typically between a central metal atom and a number of other atoms or groups.
Example sentences
  • The formation of a coordination compound is often accompanied by a color change.
  • Given the sub-groups of electrons described by quantum theory, could these be used to explain that most mysterious class of substances the coordination compounds?
  • His theory of coordination compounds showed that the structure of molecules could be understood in terms of geometry, rather than simply in terms of chemical bonds between atoms.
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