Date of Award

6-1966

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

One of the major fields of inorganic chemistry deals with complex ions or molecules and is called coordination chemistry. A complex ion is merely a central ion, usually a metal, surrounded by a cluster or atoms, ions, or molecules of another species, covalently bound to the central ion.The significance of these compounds can be sensed when one realizes that the hemoglobin of blood and the chlorophyll of the green of plants are both complex ions. Chlorophyll has.magnesium as a central ion while the central ion of hemoglobin is iron.

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