Describe Uses of Coordination Compounds

Uses of coordination compounds (a) Dyes and Pigments Coordination compounds have been used from the earliest times as dyes and pigments, for example madder dye......

Define Haemoglobin in terms of Coordination Compounds

Haemoglobin in the red blood cells carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. It delivers the oxygen molecule to myoglobin in the tissues. When......

Describe Chlorophyll in terms of Coordination Compounds

Chlorophyll is a magnesium – porphyrin complex. The magnesium is at the centre of the modified porphyrin ring septeon (corrin). The oxidation state of magnesium......

Descrine Nature of Haemoglobin and Myoglobin

Nature of haemoglobin and myoglobin Both are having the same structure excepting the fact that myoglobin is a monomer and haemoglobin is a tetramer. Both......

Define Coordination Isomerism

In a bimetallic complex, both complex cation and complex anion may be present. In such a case the distribution of ligands between the two coordination......

What is Ionization Isomerism?

Coordination compounds having the same molecular formula but forming different ions in solution are called ionization isomers. This property is known as ionization isomerism. An......

Explain on Hydrate Isomerism or Solvate Isomerism

The best known examples of Hydrate Isomerism or Solvate Isomerism type of isomerism occurs for chromium chloride “CrCl3.6H2O” which may contain 4, 5, (or) 6 coordinated......

Define Linkage Isomerism

Linkage isomerism occurs with ambidentate ligands. These ligands are capable of coordinating in more than one way. The best known cases involve the monodentate ligands......

What is Ligand Isomerism?

Ligand isomerism arises from the presence of ligands which can adopt different isomeric forms. An example is provided by diaminopropane, which may have the amine......

What is Coordination Number?

The coordination number of a metal ion in a complex can be defined as the number of ligand donor atoms to which the metal is......

What is Isomerism?

Compounds having the same chemical formula but different physical and chemical properties due to the different structural arrangements are called isomers. This phenomenon is known......

Describe Charge on the Complex Ion

Charge on the complex ion is equal to the sum of the charges on the metal ion and their ligands. Example [Cu(NH3)4]2+ can be written......