Basolo, Fred Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Burmeister, John L. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
- Coordinate bond
- Stability of complexes
- Reactions of complexes
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A field which, in its broadest usage, is acid-base chemistry as defined by G. N. Lewis. However, the term coordination chemistry is generally used to describe the chemistry of metals and metal ions in their interactions with other molecules or ions. For example, reactions (1)–(3) show Lewis acid-base-type reactions, which result in the formation of coordinate covalent bonds. The products formed are coordination complex ions or compounds, and this area of chemistry is known as coordination chemistry.
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