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In describing crystals, the number of nearest neighbours of an atom or ion. The number of donor atoms coordinated to a metal.

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Inert s-pair Effect

Characteristic of the post-transition minerals, tendency of the outermost s electrons to remain nonionized or un shared in compounds.

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Complex species that contain ammonia molecules bonded to metal ions.

Covalent Bond

Chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more electron pairs between two atoms.