coordination complex

noun

: a compound or ion with a central usually metallic atom or ion combined by coordinate bonds with a definite number of surrounding ions, groups, or molecules

called also coordination compound

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coordination complex was in 1951

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“Coordination complex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coordination%20complex. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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