Square Planar Complex

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Kimberly 1H
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Square Planar Complex

Postby Kimberly 1H » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:27 pm

Why is it that the TM with an electron configuration of d8 have ligands arranged in a square planar configuration?

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Re: Square Planar Complex

Postby pamcoronel1H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:12 am

I'm not sure if this is the answer to your question, but I believe that the complex shape depends on the number of ligands rather than the TM. A coordination compound with 4 ligands can therefore have a square planar complex because of the 4 regions of electron density.


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