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STUDY GUIDE FOR COORDINATION CHEMISTRY FOR CHEM 102

  1. Define:

    1. ligand
    2. sigma-donor ligand
    3. pi-acceptor ligand
    4. chelating ligand
    5. monodentate
    6. multidentate
    7. bidentate
    8. coordination sphere isomerism
    9. linkage isomerism
    10. structural isomerism
    11. stereosiomerism
    12. enantiomers
    13. dextrorotary
    14. levorotary
    15. spectrochemical series
    16. crystal field theory


  2. What is the oxidation state of the central atom in the compounds below?

    1. RhCl3. 3 H2O










  3. What type of isomerism is demonstrated by the pairs of compounds below?













  4. Name all the compounds on the study guide using IUPAC nomenclature rules.

  5. How many electrons are around the central metal atom for all the drawn structures on the study guide? (including those below)