6th Edition 17.37

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6th Edition 17.37

Postby Jeremy_Guiman2E » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:19 pm

17.37 With the help of Table 17.4, determine the coordination number of the metal ion in each of the following complexes:

(a) [NiCl4]2-
(b) [Ag(NH3)2]+
(c) [PtCl2(en)2]2+
(d) [Cr(edta)]-

How would you determine the coordination number for c and d?

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Re: 6th Edition 17.37

Postby Francis_Nguyen3D » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:34 pm

The coordination number for:
a) 4
b) 2
c) 6
d) 6

The coordination number for c would come from the fact that there are four bonds coming from (en) and two from cl
For d, there are six bonds which is implied through the name of the complex.

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Re: 6th Edition 17.37

Postby Tam To 1B » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:39 pm

For (c), en is a bidentate, so it has two binding sites. (en)2 = 4 binding sites total + 2 binding Cl = 6 ligands total, so the coordination number is 6.
For (d), edta is a hexadentate, so it has six binding sites, making the coordination number for Cr to be 6.

More info can be found in section 17.6 in the 6th edition textbook!

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