Coordination Compound Definition

Definition of Coordination Compound

Hemoglobin
Hemoglobin is an example of a coordination compound. Zephyris/Wikimedia Commons/CC SA 3.0

Coordination Compound Definition: ​

compound containing one or more coordinate bonds, which is a link between a pair of electrons in which both electrons are donated by one of the atoms.

Coordination Compound Examples: ​

Most metal complexes or compounds except for alloys. Specific examples include hemoglobin and Ru3(CO)12.

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