The act or state of coordinating or of being coordinated.
Verbal noun of → coordinate.
Fr.: composé de coordination
A chemical compound in which a group of atoms or ions are attached by a coordination bond to a usually metallic central atom or ion.
Fr.: réseau de coordination
Crystallography: The crystal structure of a → coordination compound.
Fr.: nombre de coordination
1) Crystallography: The
number of nearest neighbors of an atom or ion in a → crystal lattice.
A large coordination number indicates that the structure is more closely packed.