midterm2a_sp07

midterm2a_sp07 - 1. [7 points] Which of the following...

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1. [7 points] Which of the following molecules will not have a geometric isomer? (a) (b) (c) (d) 2. [7 points] When an ethylenediamine ligand coordinates to a metal cation, which atoms in the ligand make bonds to the metal? a. 2 oxygen atoms b. 2 nitrogen atoms c. 3 nitrogen atoms d. 2 carbon atoms e. 1 nitrogen atom and 1 oxygen atom 3. [7 points] Which of the following complexes will be diamagnetic? a. High spin octahedral [Fe(H 2 O) 6 ] 2+ b. Tetrahedral [MnCl 4 ] 1– c. Low spin square planar [PdCl 4 ] 2– d. Low spin octahedral [RhCl 6 ] 3– e. Both (c) and (d) are examples of diamagnetic complexes 4. [7 points] Consider the following three molecular orbitals from the linear BeH 2 molecule? Which of these molecular orbitals will have the highest energy? (a) MO #1 (b) MO #2 (c) MO #3 (d) MO #1 and MO #2 will have the same energy (higher than MO #3) H–Be–H H–Be–H H–Be–H MO #1 MO #2 MO #3
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5. [7 points] Which of the following complexes will have the smallest crystal field splitting energy, Δ . a. Tetrahedral [CrCl 4 ] 1– b. Octahedral [Cr(H 2 O) 6 ] 3+ c. Octahedral [CrCl 6 ] 3– d. Octahedral [Cr(NH 3 ) 6 ] 3+ e. Octahedral [Cr(en) 3 ] 3+ 6. [7 points] What is the correct name for the compound [Rh(NH 3 ) 4 Cl 2 ]Cl a. Rhodium(III) tetraaminedichloro chloride b. Tetraammoniadichlororhodium(III) chloride c. Tetraaminedichlororhodium(III) chloride d. Tetraaminetrichlororhodium(III) e. Dichlorotetraaminerhodium(III) chloride 7. [7 points] Which of the following equations represents the reaction that can be used to prepare nickel(II) vanadate by solid state reaction? a.
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