Shape - 4

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Samantha Burmester 3H
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Shape - 4

Postby Samantha Burmester 3H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:21 pm

For coordination number 4, the shape can be square planar or tetrahedral. Are we required to identify which one it is or just know that it could be either?

Michelle Wang 4I
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Re: Shape - 4

Postby Michelle Wang 4I » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:24 pm

I'm not sure, but I don't think we need to be able to identify which one is which just from that. If we know that the complex is flat, however, then we would know it's square pyramidal. Overall though I think just putting either square planar or tetrahedral would be accepted.

Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
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Re: Shape - 4

Postby Nicoline Breytenbach 3D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:25 pm

Just know it can be either. I wouldn't be surprised if you get full points for only listing one or the other, but better be safe than sorry.

Anjali 4A
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Re: Shape - 4

Postby Anjali 4A » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:30 pm

The UA's/TA's said that we will get the mark if we list either tetrahedral or square planar!


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