What is the metal oxidation state in [Cr(OH_2)_5Cl]^+?

1 Answer
Feb 8, 2016

Yes, the parent complex ion is ${\left[C r {\left(O {H}_{2}\right)}_{5} C l\right]}^{+}$.

Explanation:

So this is a chromium(II) complex, and the counter ion is chloride. The water outside coordination sphere is along for the ride, and is properly described as a water of crystallization.