Tetrahedral and Square Planar

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Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
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Tetrahedral and Square Planar

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:43 pm

I know that we don't have to be able to identify if a coordination compound is one or the other, but were there any compounds that were discussed in lecture that the shapes were specifically given as square planar or tetrahedral?

Aarja Pavade 1H
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Re: Tetrahedral and Square Planar

Postby Aarja Pavade 1H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:12 pm

In lecture, we were given the example of a porphyrin ligand which was stated to be tetradentate square planar.

Nicholas Chin 1G
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Re: Tetrahedral and Square Planar

Postby Nicholas Chin 1G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:14 pm

Cisplatin, the drug used to stop DNA replication, is a square planar.

Sydney Myers 4I
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Re: Tetrahedral and Square Planar

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:45 pm

He also mentioned that any coordination compound with 6 ligands will be octehedral.


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