coordination complex


Definition of coordination complex

: 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

First Known Use of coordination complex

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Coordination complex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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