Coordination Compounds

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Coordination Compounds

Postby 305113590 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:30 pm

How do we know when a coordination complex is a square planar or tetrahedral?

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Re: Coordination Compounds

Postby 904914909 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:47 pm

You can't determine between tetrahedral and square planar by looking at it, so if a compound has four ligands, you can label it as a tetrahedral complex or a square planar complex.

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Re: Coordination Compounds

Postby Carlos Gomez 3H » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:51 am

I do know that coordination compunds with a square planar shape are for atoms and ions with d8 electron configurations such as Pt2+ and Au3+.


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