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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

What types of isomerism (geometric isomerism, optical isomerism, structural isomerism) are possible in the compound diamminechlorothio-cyanatoplatinum(II)? Identify all possible answers.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The isomers possible in Diamminechlororthiocyanatoplatinum(III) has to be determined.

Concept introduction:

Geometry of coordination compounds: The study of geometry of the coordination compound helps in understanding the physical and chemical property of the compound.

Stereoisomer: The same molecular formula but different with the arrangements of atoms around the metal ion. The Ligands are arranged differently in coordination compounds.

Geometric isomers: stereoisomers that cannot be interconverted without breaking the chemical bonds.

Optical isomers: Optical isomers are non-superimposable mirror images.

Plane-polarized light: Light that oscillates in a single plane.

Explanation

The formula of the complex is,

  [Pt(NH3)2Cl(SCN)]

  

Diamminechlororthiocyanatoplatinum(III) has square planar geometry

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