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coordination number

Line breaks: co|ord¦in|ation num¦ber

Definition of coordination number in English:

noun

Chemistry
The number of atoms or ions immediately surrounding a central atom in a complex or crystal.
Example sentences
  • The hydration pattern is perturbed around the star site; the running coordination number is greater by 1.6 water molecules than that of the correct site.
  • This definition of the first coordination shell gives a coordination number of ~ 2.65.
  • Finally, we consider the effect of the coordination number of the heme iron atom.

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