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

1 Answer
Feb 8, 2016

Yes, the parent complex ion is #[Cr(OH_2)_5Cl]^(+)#.


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.