What’s difference between coordination entity and coordination sphere? Can they be same? Here in my book same example is given for both coordination entity and coordination sphere. enter image description here

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Section 9.2 Definitions of Some Important Terms Pertaining to Coordination Compounds

Page no. 240-241

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  • $\begingroup$ There are also coordination moiety, coordination shell and coordination environment terms. $\endgroup$
    – andselisk
    Nov 2 '17 at 5:06

Coordination entity is the part of complex compound having central atom surrounded with the number of secondary linkage. But,if this entity is written along with charge on it ,then it is called coordination sphere For example [Fe(CN)6]4- is a coordination sphere while Fe(CN)6 is the coordination entity


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