Problem: Which of the following complexes or complex ions has geometric (cis/trans) isomers?[Co(NH3)2Cl2]^2- (tetrahedral)[Cr(NH3)4Cl2]^+[Cr(NH3)5Cl]^2+[Pt(NH3)2Cl2] (square planar)

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Shape of metal complexes that form cis/trans isomers:

  • Octahedral: MA4B2
  • Square planar: MA2B2
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Which of the following complexes or complex ions has geometric (cis/trans) isomers?

[Co(NH3)2Cl2]^2- (tetrahedral)

[Cr(NH3)4Cl2]^+

[Cr(NH3)5Cl]^2+

[Pt(NH3)2Cl2] (square planar)

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