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Offline sharbeldam

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From my understanding, complex ion has to be charged unlike coordination compound that can be neutral or charged, this is the only difference i could find, but what about a compound like
[Mn(H2O)6]3+

It can be complex cation or a coordination compound, how do i know which? is it both?
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Re: What is the difference between complex ion and coordination compound?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 09:27:25 AM »
A coordination compound can be charged. A complex ion has to be charged.
In your case [Mn(H2O)6]3+ its a coordination  compound and also a complex ion.

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