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Coordination Numbers & Geometries

  1. Brian W. Clare,
  2. David L. Kepert

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0047

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Clare, B. W. and Kepert, D. L. 2011. Coordination Numbers & Geometries. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

Abstract

The principles governing the adoption of specific coordination geometries by transition metal complexes is discussed with emphasis on monodentate and bidentate ligands. Geometric parameters describing the structures are noted as well as polyhedral rearrangements of such structures.

Keywords:

  • principles;
  • five-coordination;
  • six-coordination;
  • polyhedral;
  • rearrangement