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What is the structure of dien?

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:29 pm
by leezashashkova
When drawing the structure of dien, where does the metal atom bond? Also, what geometry would [M(dien)2] have?

Re: What is the structure of dien?

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:24 pm
by Anjum Farook 2O
the metal atom bonds to the three nitrogens in dien as they have lone pairs

it would probably be octahedral

Re: What is the structure of dien?

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:02 pm
by Jenny2G
I don't really understand that. Doesn't that make the nitrogens radical? Also what about the charge? How does the structure translate into plus 2 charge?