Lewis structure for Cu(OH2)6 2+  [ENDORSED]

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Lewis structure for Cu(OH2)6 2+

Postby Yinhan_Liu_1D » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:31 am

I tried to figure out what the Lewis structure of this complex would look like, but I can't figure it out, especially the electron distribution and how they altogether make it to 2+.

Is it that because all the OH2 are neutral, but Cu has 2+ ?

I would really appreciate your help.

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Re: Lewis structure for Cu(OH2)6 2+  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:00 am

Yes all the water ligands are neutral which makes Cu = 2+

As I discussed in class: six ligands = octahedral

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