Module 3 unit 2 definitions

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Transition element
A d-block element that forms an ion with an incomplete d sub-shell
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Complex ion
A transition metal ion bonded to one or more ligands by coordinate bonds
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Ligand
A molecule or ion that can donate a pair of electrons with the transition metal ion to form a coordinate bond
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Coordinate number
The total number of coordinate bonds formed between a central metal ion and it's ligands
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Stereoisomers
Species with the same structural formula but with a different arrangement of the atoms in space
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Ligand substitution
A reaction in which one ligand in a complex ion is replaced by another ligand
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Stability constant, Kstab
Equilibrium constant for an equilibrium existing between a transition metal ion surrounded by water ligands and the complex formed when the same ion has undergone a ligand substitution
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Oxidation
Loss of electrons, or an increase in oxidation number
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Reduction
Gain of electrons, or a decrease in oxidation number
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Complex ion

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A transition metal ion bonded to one or more ligands by coordinate bonds

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Ligand

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Coordinate number

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Stereoisomers

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