tetrahedral or square planar?

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Lina Petrossian 1D
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tetrahedral or square planar?

Postby Lina Petrossian 1D » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:58 pm

How can we tell if a shape is tetrahedral or square planar?

CateJensen3K
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Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Postby CateJensen3K » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:22 pm

I believe it would be square planar is there are lone pairs

Sarah Zhao 4C
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Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Postby Sarah Zhao 4C » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:45 pm

Sometimes it can be either one and you may not know if the central atom is a transition metal with no roman numeral

Nicolle Fernandez 1E
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Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Postby Nicolle Fernandez 1E » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:48 pm

Tetrahedral is 440 4 bombs while square planar is 651 meaning 4 bonds and 2 lone pair

AvaGordon_4F
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Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Postby AvaGordon_4F » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:55 pm

I don't think we are responsible for that distinction, at least for this class! 14B tho...

Josceline 3J
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Re: tetrahedral or square planar?

Postby Josceline 3J » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:35 am

One thing that we could also use to differentiate between them is that type of metals we are dealing with. For tetrahedral, it consists of all four complexes being non-transitional metals. Square planar in the other hand deals with 2nd and 3rd-row transitional metals.


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