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Postby Kate Osborne 1H » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:21 pm

I understand (a) and (b) in this question but I am confused as to how to determine the coordination number for (c) [PtCl2(en)2]2+ and (d)[Cr(edta)]-

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Re: 9C.9

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:34 pm

It’s best to use the table they have in the textbook! For c, each Cl has one bonding site, so that would be 2. Each (en) has two bonding sites, and since there are 2, there would be 4 (en) bonding sites in total. All in all, that would be 6!

For d, (edta) has a total of sic potential bonding sites, which we can see from the table. Since thats the only ligand, the ion as a whole has 6! Hope this helps :)

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