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Octahedral

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:50 pm
by emaad_3H
Why are coordination compounds typically octahedral?

Re: Octahedral

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:06 pm
by Jiyoon_Hwang_2I
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.

Re: Octahedral

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:24 pm
by chari_maya 3B
Right but the book says that the most common complexes have a coordination number of 6, why is that?