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Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:03 pm
by Samantha Low 3D
Around 31:17 of Lecture #24, Professor Lavelle says, "If there are four bonds, well then, it's either going to be square planar and tetrahedral, and you will not be expected to know which it is. You will be expected to know that if there is four bonds, it's either octahedral or square planar." Just clarifying, did he mean tetrahedral when he said octahedral? or was he talking about electron geometry? Thank you!

Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:24 pm
by Marisa Gaitan 2D
Octahedral wouldn't make sense if the atom is forming four bonds, so I'm pretty sure he meant tetrahedral or square planar.

Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:33 pm
by Nadya Higgins 3F
Yeah, I think he meant to say tetrahedral; he probably just misspoke.

Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:42 pm
by Samantha Low 3D
marisagaitan1G wrote:Octahedral wouldn't make sense if the atom is forming four bonds, so I'm pretty sure he meant tetrahedral or square planar.


Thank you! This really helped clear up some confusion!

Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:08 pm
by 805593945
Definitely a minor misspoke.

Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:26 pm
by Joel Meza 3I
Yeah, he meant tetrahedral instead of octahedral.