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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Oxidation Numbers
    •  assign oxidation numbers to elements in compounds, including transition metals in complexes
    •  identify the oxidant and the reductant in a redox reaction
  • Complexes
    •  define complex, ligand and coordinate bond
    •  recognize that hydrolysis of metal ions in aqueous solutions gives rise to acidic solutions and predict their relative acidity
    •  recognize chelate ligands, their donor atoms and the stability of their complexes
    •  name coordination complexes and compounds using IUPAC nomenclature
    •  identify isomers including structural, geometrical and optical isomerism for tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral complexes
    •  write down the form of the stability constant, Kstab, for a complex
    •  recognize and predict how the formation of stable complexes can increase the apparent solubility of salts by combining Ksp and Kstab expressions

Textbook and eBook References

  • Oxidation Numbers - Section 12.1
  • Complexes - Chapter 13
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Oxidation Numbers -  
  Oxidation numbers  
 
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
Complexes -  
  Cis complexes of a bisethylenediamine complex  
 
Description: Interactive 3D structures of a cis bisethylenediamine complex showing that mirror images are not the same
Tags: complexes | optical isomers | enantiomers | chelates  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
  Trans complexes of a bisethylenediamine complex  
 
Description: Interactive 3D structure of a trans bisethylenediamine complex showing that mirror images are the same
Tags: complexes | optical isomers | enantiomers | chelates  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
  Optical isomers of trisethylenediamine complexes  
 
Description: Interactive 3D structures of trisethylenediamine complexes showing that mirror images are not the same
Tags: complexes | optical isomers | enantiomers | chelates  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 

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