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COMPLEX IONS Compounds in which metal ion is surrounded by a group of anions or neutral molecules.

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1 COMPLEX IONS Compounds in which metal ion is surrounded by a group of anions or neutral molecules.

2 Metal Ions... do not exist in isolation. are accompanied by anions whose negative charge balances the positive charge of metal ion, producing neutral compounds. have empty valence orbitals therefore act as electron pair acceptors.

3 Metal Ions... act as Lewis acids. Anions or molecules with unshared pairs of electrons can act as Lewis bases and bind to metal center. ability to form complexes increases positive charge increases and size decreases. Weakest complexes formed by alkali metals. 2+ and 3+ ions of transition elements show greatest tendency to form complexes. Cr 3+ forms more stable complexes than does Al 3+

4 Ligands... Molecules or ions surrounding the metal ion. Are known as complexing agents. Normally either anions or polar molecules. Must have at least one unshared pair of valence electrons. Therefore act as electron pair donors/Lewis bases.

5 Coordination Sphere... The central metal and the ligands. [Cu(NH 3 ) 4 ]SO 4 Placed inside brackets to set it off from other parts of the compound.

6 Complex Ions... Metal ions in water, the ligand is water. In aqueous solution, ligands such as SCN - and CN - replace H 2 O in the coordination sphere. Different properties than metal or ligands. Color. Oxidation state stabilized. Reduction potentials change.

7 Charge... Is the sum of the charges on the central metal and surrounding ligands. [Cu(NH 3 ) 4 ]SO 4 SO 4 = 2- (charge of the polyatomic ion) NH 3 = 0 (molecule therefore no charge) Cu = 2+ (based on what is needed to balance the charges)

8 Practice determining charges 1. What is the oxidation number of the central metal in [Co(NH 3 ) 5 Cl](NO 3 ) 2 ? 2. What is the charge of the complex formed by a platinum (V) metal ion surrounded by three ammonia molecules and three bromide ions? Write the formula for this complex ion. 3. Given that a complex ion contains a chromium (III) bound to four water molecules and two chloride ions, write its formula.

9 Nomenclature... [Co(NH 3 ) 5 Cl]Cl 2 In naming salts, the name of the cation is given before the name of the anion. [Co(NH 3 ) 5 Cl] 2+ Cl - Ligands are named before the metal. [Co(NH 3 ) 5 Cl] 2+ Ligands named in alphabetical order. Do not consider charge or prefix. In writing formula, metal is written first.

10 Anionic ligands end in the letter o. Others bear the name of the molecule. LigandLigand Name Azide,N 3 - azido Bromide, Br - bromo Chloride,Cl - chloro Cyanide, CN - cyano Hydroxide, OH - hydroxo Carbonate,CO 3 2- carbonato Oxalate, C 2 O 4 2- oxalato

11 Neutral Molecules... LigandLigand Name Ammonia, NH 3 ammine Ethylenediamine, enethylenediamine Water,H 2 Oaqua CH 3 NH 2 methylamine COcarbonyl NOnitrosyl

12 A Greek prefix is used to indicate the number and kind of each ligand when more than one is present. [Co(NH 3 ) 5 Cl]Cl 2 Pentaammine If the name of the ligand contains a prefix, then the name of the ligand is enlosed in parentheses. Alternate prefixes are used bis-, tris-, tetrakis, petakis-, and hexakis for the name enclosed in the parentheses. [Co(en) 3 ]Cl 3 Tris(ethylenediamine)cobalt (III)

13 Monodentate Ligand Unidentate Ligand Form one bond to the metal ion. H 2 O NH 3 NO 2 - SCN - OH - X - (halides)

14 Bidentate Ligand Form two bonds to the metal ion... Oxalate Ethylenediamine Use bis-, tris-, tetrakis-, etc.


16 If the complex is an anion, its name ends in – ate: K 4 [Fe(CN) 6 ] The suffix –ate is added to the latin stem. [Fe(CN) 6 ] 4- hexacyanoferrate (II) ion. K 4 [Fe(CN) 6 ] IronFerrate Coppercuprate Leadplumbate Silverargenate Goldaurate Tinstannate

17 The oxidation number of the metal is given in parentheses in Roman numerals following the name of the metal. hexacyanoferrate (II) Tris(ethylenediamine)cobalt (III)

18 Practice... [Ni(C 5 H 5 N) 6 ]Br 2 [Co(NH 3 ) 4 (H 2 O)CN]Cl 2 Na 2 [MoOCl 4 ] Na[Al(OH) 4 ] Hexapyridinenickel(II)bromide Tetraammineaquacyanocobalt(III)chloride Sodium tetrachlorooxomolybdate(IV) Sodium tetrahydroxoaluminate

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