Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds


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What is a coordination compound?

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1. What is unique about the bonds in coordinated compounds?

2. What does the coordination number tell you?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Coordinated compounds are complex structures that serve as a base for everything from chlorophyll to special dyes. Test your basic understanding of these compounds with this interactive quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be assessed on how well you understand:

  • What is unique about the bonds in coordinated compounds
  • Coordination numbers
  • The charge of a coordinated compound

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe coordinated compounds and coordination numbers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ligands
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine the charge of copper ion in a given example

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson called Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds to review the following objectives:

  • Review definitions of ion, cation and anion
  • Cover how coordinated compounds are related to ions and transition metals
  • Examine the role of ligands in coordinated compound bonding
  • Discover what coordination numbers are and how to calculate them
  • Survey some of the roles coordinated compounds play in day-to-day life