Octahedral

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emaad_3H
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Octahedral

Postby emaad_3H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:50 pm

Why are coordination compounds typically octahedral?

Jiyoon_Hwang_2I
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Re: Octahedral

Postby Jiyoon_Hwang_2I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:06 pm

If the coordination compound has 6 ligands then it will be an octahedral complex, but not all of them have 6 ligands. Some can have 4 ligands which means it can be a tetrahedral complex or square-planar complex.

chari_maya 3B
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Re: Octahedral

Postby chari_maya 3B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:24 pm

Right but the book says that the most common complexes have a coordination number of 6, why is that?


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