TM Cations

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Amanda Hagen 1L
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TM Cations

Postby Amanda Hagen 1L » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:29 pm

How many bonds do transition metal cations normally form or does it vary across elements? In the examples in class they all formed 6 bonds and created an octahedral molecular shape. Is this always the case in the formation of a coordination complex?

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Re: TM Cations

Postby Deap Bhandal L1 S1J » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:13 am

It does not always have to be six, however that is a very common configuration for a coordination complex.

Josh Moy 1H
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Re: TM Cations

Postby Josh Moy 1H » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:42 pm

if a TM doesn't form 6 bonds how many bonds would it usually form?

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