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Postby 305303255 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:00 pm

What are the different shapes of coordination compounds?

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Re: Shapes

Postby Claire Lo 3C » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 pm

linear, square planar, tetrahedral, octahedral

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Re: Shapes

Postby VPatankar_2L » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:15 pm

If the central transition metal is bound to four ions or molecules, it is considered either square planar or tetrahedral. Generally, you don't assume that transition metals have lone pairs, which is why the shapes of coordination compounds aren't as extensive.

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Re: Shapes

Postby Ally Huang- 1F » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:54 pm

If there are 6 ligands at the corners of an octahedron, it is considered an octahedral complex. 4 ligands at corners of a tetrahedron is considered tetrahedral complex and 4 ligands at the corners of a square is considered square-planar. Dr. Lavelle said we will not have to differentiate between these 3 circumstances.

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Re: Shapes

Postby Alexandra Bartolome 2H » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 pm

Coordination compounds with 6 ligands are octahedral complexes, with 4 ligands are either tetrahedral or square planar, and with 2 ligands are linear.

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