Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

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Anil Chaganti 3L
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Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

Postby Anil Chaganti 3L » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:49 pm

Basically as the title states: How do we identify when the compound is structured as a tetrahedral or a square planar? I can identify when it is an octahedral or either a square planar or tetrahedral, but I am having a trouble in distinguishing when the structure is a tetrahedral or a square planar. Am I missing something?

Sophia Hu 1A
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Re: Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

Postby Sophia Hu 1A » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:51 pm

Hi!

Dr. Lavelle said for 14A we don't have to distinguish between square planar versus tetrahedral for coordinate complexes. As long as you can determine it has 4 coordinate covalent bonds, then you can say the structure will be tetrahedral or square planar.

Hope this helps!

Rose_Malki_3G
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Re: Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

Postby Rose_Malki_3G » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:07 pm

For this class, you do not need to distinguish between tetrahedral and square planar. Just know that they are the common shape for coordination number 4.

Binyu You
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Re: Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

Postby Binyu You » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:20 am

I believe that you don't have to differentiate how a molecule is tetrahedral and square planar because I think Dr. Lavelle has sad so. All you need to understand is they own a coordination number of 4.

Chudi Onyedika 3A
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Re: Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

Postby Chudi Onyedika 3A » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:27 pm

We do not need to know how to identify. The only thing that we must remember is the amount of bonds that are formed.

Brandon McClelland3L
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Re: Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

Postby Brandon McClelland3L » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:25 pm

We don't need to know that for 14A.

Melanie Krahn 1C
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Re: Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

Postby Melanie Krahn 1C » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:36 pm

I don't believe we have to differentiate between the two for 14A.

Lauren Strickland 1B
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Re: Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

Postby Lauren Strickland 1B » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:38 pm

I believe we do not have to distinguish them in 14A.

Alejandro Gonzalez 2G
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Re: Tetrahedral vs Square Planar Coordinate Complex

Postby Alejandro Gonzalez 2G » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:37 pm

I don't think Dr. Lavelle expects us to differentiate for 14A, just that there are 4 coordinate covalent bonds in both.


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