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A compound containing coordinate bonds, typically between a central metal atom and a number of other atoms or groups.
- ‘Given the sub-groups of electrons described by quantum theory, could these be used to explain that most mysterious class of substances the coordination compounds?’
- ‘The formation of a coordination compound is often accompanied by a color change.’
- ‘His theory of coordination compounds showed that the structure of molecules could be understood in terms of geometry, rather than simply in terms of chemical bonds between atoms.’
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