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coordination compound

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

(Chemistry) another name for complex8
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(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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This coordination compound was prepared by dissolving the ligand (0.4734 g, 2 mmol) in 20 mL distilled water followed by slow addition of copper(II) acetate monohydrate Cu[(C[H.sub.3]COO).sub.2] x [H.sub.2]O (0.1996 g, 1 mmol) dissolved in 10 mL methanol.
The atom net charges and Mulliken bond grade of coordination compound derived from calculation are tabulated in Tables 5-6.
The coordination compound 1 was obtained following the reported methodology.
The appearance of resonance signals at 2.82 ppm due to alcoholic proton and at 3.0-3.1 ppm due to methyl protons in the coordination compound supports the presence of MeOH in it.
The Cu(II) ion belongs to the S = 1/2 system and since its spin-orbit coupling constant is negative [20], the magnetically dilute Cu(II) coordination compound is expected to exhibit magnetic moment higher than the spin-only value of 1.73 B.M.
In 2009, we have successfully reported a preliminary work [124] on the anti-PAF activity of a Rh(III) coordination compound, namely, cis-[Rh[(L).sub.2][Cl.sub.2]]Cl (Rh-1), where L stands for the bidentate ligand 2,2'-pyridylquinoxaline with an I[C.sub.50] value of 250 nM (Figure 4).
Stilinovic, Schiff Bases Derived From Hydroxyaryl Aldehydes: Molecular And Crystal Structure, Tautomerism, Quinoid Effect, Coordination Compounds, Macedonian J.
This scientific communication also addressed synthesis, reaction method of coordination compounds, characterization, prevention of polydispersed, and toxicity of nanoparticles.

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