We are asked which are identical to (1) and which are the geometric isomers of (1).
Rotating the structures will show us that it is identical to (1):
Rotating (3) about the vertical axis by 180° will make it look like (1):
Rotating (3) about the vertical axis by 90° will make it look like (1):
There are two geometric isomers of octahedral complexes of the type MA3X3 (Figure 1), where M is a metal and A and X are monodentate ligands.
Of the complexes shown here, which are identical to (1) and which are the geometric isomers of (1)?
Complex 2, Complex 3, Complex 4, Complex 5.
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