coordination compound

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coordination compound

A chemical compound containing a complex ion. Also called coordination complex.

coordination compound

(Chemistry) another name for complex8


(adj., v. kəmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks; n. ˈkɒm plɛks)

1. composed of many interconnected parts; compound; composite: a complex system.
2. characterized by a complicated or involved arrangement of parts, units, etc.: complex machinery.
3. so complicated or intricate as to be hard to understand or deal with: a complex problem.
4. (of a word) consisting of two or more parts, at least one of which is a bound form, as childish, which consists of the word child and the bound form -ish.
5. pertaining to or using complex numbers: complex methods; complex vector space.
6. an often intricate or complicated association or assemblage of related things, parts, units, etc., forming a whole: an apartment complex.
7. a cluster of interrelated, emotion-charged ideas, desires, and impulses that may be wholly or partly suppressed but influence attitudes, associations, and behavior.
8. an obsessive notion or concern.
9. Also called coordination compound. a chemical compound in which independently existing molecules or ions of a nonmetal form coordinate bonds with a metal atom or ion.Compare ligand (def. 2).
10. an entity composed of molecules in which the constituents maintain much of their chemical identity: receptor-hormone complex.
11. Chem. to form a complex with.
12. Chem. to form a complex.
[1645–55; (adj.) < Latin complexus, past participle of complectī, complectere to embrace, encompass, include]
com•plex′ly, adv.
com•plex′ness, n.
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Noun1.coordination compound - a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
hydrochloride - a complex consisting of an organic base in association with hydrogen chloride
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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The atom net charges and Mulliken bond grade of coordination compound derived from calculation are tabulated in Tables 5-6.
Hemoglobin, the red pigment of blood which acts as oxygen carrier, is a coordination compound of iron and is the heme protein.
Structural similarity between Pd(II) and Pt(II) coordination compounds is gaining paramount attention for design of palladium based anticancer drugs.
Chemists synthesize the findings published since the turn of the 21st century about the magnetic properties of coordination compounds based on highly anisotropic lanthanide ions.
1] in the temperature range 50-700[degrees]C under nitrogen which provides much information about the coordination compounds.
Development in inorganic and organometallic chemistry has result in a significantly increased understanding of the bonding, structure and reactivity of coordination compounds, These developments have been applied fruitfully to design of model system that shed light on the behavior of metal ions in biological processes and ultimately to look more closely in those processes themselves [1].
Writing for scientists and engineers who are working with supercritical liquids, or who would like to, he discusses coordination compounds, fundamental aspects of supercritical fluids, the thermodynamics of mixtures of metal complexes with supercritical fluids, the thermodynamics and dynamics of adsorption of metal complexes on surfaces from supercritical solutions, the synthesis of nanostructured composites of metals, extracting metals using supercritical fluids, homogeneous catalysis in supercritical fluids, preparing powders by arrested precipitation processes using reactions of metal complexes in supercritical fluids, and future research needs.
16] Nakamoto, K (1998) Infrared and Raman spectra of inorganic and coordination compounds, Part A and Part B, John wiley and sons, New York.
Due to the versatility of transition metals, my intent is to cultivate an interest in design and synthesis of coordination compounds that have applications in chemotherapy and catalysis.
detail how molecular modeling can be applied to inorganic and coordination compounds.
Coordination Coordination," in "Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds (Translated)," Chemical Industry Press, Beijing (1991), pp.

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