Problem: Which of the following complexes or complex ions has geometric (cis/trans) isomers?a) [Co(NH3)2Cl2]2– (tetrahedral)b) [Cr(NH3)4Cl2]+c) [Cr(NH3)5Cl]2+d) [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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Problem Details

Which of the following complexes or complex ions has geometric (cis/trans) isomers?

a) [Co(NH3)2Cl2]2– (tetrahedral)

b) [Cr(NH3)4Cl2]+

c) [Cr(NH3)5Cl]2+

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

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