hmwk8written - Chemistry 2090 Written Homework #8 Please...

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Chemistry 2090 Written Homework #8 Please turn this homework into the boxes outside Baker 131 no later than 2pm on Tuesday, Novem- ber 24. Include both your own, and your lab TA’s name on your answer set. 1. (a) The cis -and trans - isomers of Co(en) 2 Cl 2 can be distinguished by reaction with the bidentate ligand, oxalate (C 2 O 2 4 ). What diFerence in reactivity would you expect between the two isomers? (b) Is either of the isomers ( cis -and trans ) optically active (i.e. is not superposable on its mirror image)? If yes, which isomer(s) is(are) optically active?. 2. (a) The octahedral complex ion [MnCl 6 ] 3 has more unpaired electron spins than does the octahedral complex ion [Mn(CN) 6 ] 3 . How many unpaired electrons are found in each species? 1
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(b) In contrast, all octahedral complexes containing the V 3+ ion have the same number of unpaired electrons. Why? (c) Octahedral coordination complexes with 3 and/or 8 d electrons on the central metal ion seem to be particularly stable. Why? Under what circumstances would you expect octahedral
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