Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

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Samantha Low 3D
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Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Postby Samantha Low 3D » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:03 pm

Around 31:17 of Lecture #24, Professor Lavelle says, "If there are four bonds, well then, it's either going to be square planar and tetrahedral, and you will not be expected to know which it is. You will be expected to know that if there is four bonds, it's either octahedral or square planar." Just clarifying, did he mean tetrahedral when he said octahedral? or was he talking about electron geometry? Thank you!

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Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Postby Marisa Gaitan 2D » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:24 pm

Octahedral wouldn't make sense if the atom is forming four bonds, so I'm pretty sure he meant tetrahedral or square planar.

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Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Postby Nadya Higgins 3F » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:33 pm

Yeah, I think he meant to say tetrahedral; he probably just misspoke.

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Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Postby Samantha Low 3D » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:42 pm

marisagaitan1G wrote:Octahedral wouldn't make sense if the atom is forming four bonds, so I'm pretty sure he meant tetrahedral or square planar.


Thank you! This really helped clear up some confusion!

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Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Postby 805593945 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:08 pm

Definitely a minor misspoke.

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Re: Lecture #24 Ligands and Complexes

Postby Joel Meza 3I » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:26 pm

Yeah, he meant tetrahedral instead of octahedral.


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