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tetrahedral or square planar?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:58 pm
by Lina Petrossian 1D
How can we tell if a shape is tetrahedral or square planar?

Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:22 pm
by CateJensen3K
I believe it would be square planar is there are lone pairs

Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:45 pm
by Sarah Zhao 4C
Sometimes it can be either one and you may not know if the central atom is a transition metal with no roman numeral

Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:48 pm
by Nicolle Fernandez 1E
Tetrahedral is 440 4 bombs while square planar is 651 meaning 4 bonds and 2 lone pair

Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:55 pm
by AvaGordon_4F
I don't think we are responsible for that distinction, at least for this class! 14B tho...

Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:35 am
by Josceline 3J
One thing that we could also use to differentiate between them is that type of metals we are dealing with. For tetrahedral, it consists of all four complexes being non-transitional metals. Square planar in the other hand deals with 2nd and 3rd-row transitional metals.