#4 in Quiz Prep 3 2015  [ENDORSED]

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Fayt Sarreal 1G
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#4 in Quiz Prep 3 2015

Postby Fayt Sarreal 1G » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:37 pm

For [Fe(Cl)4(en)]2- I got a coordination number of 5 because of the 4 Chlorine and the one ethelynediammine but the answer is 6. Am I supposed to count en as 2 bonds?

Joyce Wu 3E
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Re: #4 in Quiz Prep 3 2015  [ENDORSED]

Postby Joyce Wu 3E » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:14 pm

Yes, you are supposed to count en as 2 bonds because it is BIDENTATE which means it can bond at 2 sites (Specifically at the 2 nitrogens).


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