coordination complex
Complex held together by coordinate (dipolar) bonds, covalent bonds in which the two shared electrons derive from only one of the two participants.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Coordination isomerism — is a form of structural isomerism in which the composition of the complex ion varies. See also Coordination complex References Zumdahl, Steven. Chemistry. Fifth Edition, 2000. Categories: Chemistry stubsCoordination chemistry …   Wikipedia

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  • Complex (chemistry) — The term complex in chemistry is usually used to describe molecules or ensembles formed by the combination of ligands and metal ions. Originally, a complex implied a reversible association of molecules, atoms, or ions through weak chemical bonds …   Wikipedia

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