Hi, i'm really need help, what is the answer to this question:
1.) Describe how octrahedral complexes can display cis-trans isomerism?
2.) When do octrahedral complexes display optical isomerism?
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- 16-07-2016 19:45
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- 18-07-2016 21:03
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- 19-07-2016 02:44
1. Octahedrals are shapes with eight planes
2. Octahedrals have 6 adjacent atoms bonded to the central atom
3. Octahedral complexes have 6 adjacent ligands with dative covalent bonds attached to the central atom
4. In traditional cis-trans, you are concerned with the arrangements in a square
5. If you drew out an octahedral arrangement correctly, you should notice that connecting four of the atoms in a plane forms a square
6. Then you should be able to apply AS knowledge on cis-trans isomers of say, alkenes to this scenario.
It looks like this
I'm less sure on the optical activity question, have a quick read yourself - http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Core/Ino...anic_Complexes