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Determining Number of Water Molecules Liganded to a Transition Metal Ion

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:38 pm
by Isa Samad 1L
When writing the hydrolysis equation for homework question 12.65 f, how could we determine that there are 6 water molecules liganded to the central Copper (II) ion? Is this just something we have to memorize for the common TM ions or is there an intuitive way to determine it?

Re: Determining Number of Water Molecules Liganded to a Transition Metal Ion

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:39 pm
by Curtis Tam 1J
I think there's six water molecules attached to the TM because an expanded octet makes the compound more stable. Not entirely sure though.