from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical compound formed by joining independent molecules or ions usually to a central metallic atom by coordinate bonds. Also called coordination complex.
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- n. a class of compounds in which a central metal atom (normally a transition element) is surrounded by a group of ions or molecules (ligands)
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- n. a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
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