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- linkage isomer
- One of two or more coordination complexes that have the same chemical composition but that differ in the manner in which ligands are attached to the central metalThe metal ion or atom at the center of a coordination complex to which the ligands are attached. ion. For example, thiocyanate ion, SCN-, can be bonded to a central metal through the sulfur atomThe smallest particle of an element that can be involved in chemical combination with another element; an atom consists of protons and neutrons in a tiny, very dense nucleus, surrounded by electrons, which occupy most of its volume. or through the nitrogen atom.