Cisplatin shape

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Cisplatin shape

Postby Anna De Schutter - 1A » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:55 am

Hi!

I know that if a transition metal is bound to 4 ligands, its shape could either be square planar or tetrahedral. How do I distinguish between these two shapes? And what would be the shape of cisplatin, tetrahedral or square planar?

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Re: Cisplatin shape

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:04 am

You are not expected to be able to distinguish the two shapes. It is sufficient to know that 4 ligands means either square planar or tetrahedral. Cisplatin is square planar.

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Re: Cisplatin shape

Postby Anna De Schutter - 1A » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:25 am

Thank you so much! :)


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