What is meant by the term 'coordination number'?

What is meant by the term 'coordination number'?


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Anjali Ahuja
askIITians Faculty 240 Points
7 years ago
In terms of chemistry, the coordination number of a central atom in a molecule or crystal is the number of its nearest neighbours.
For example, [Cr(NH3)2Cl2Br2]1- has Cr3+ as its central cation, which has a coordination number of 6.

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