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Shape - 4

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:21 pm
by Samantha Burmester 3H
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?

Re: Shape - 4

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:24 pm
by Michelle Wang 4I
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.

Re: Shape - 4

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:25 pm
by Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
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.

Re: Shape - 4

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:30 pm
by Anjali 4A
The UA's/TA's said that we will get the mark if we list either tetrahedral or square planar!