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Homework Problems Chapter 5

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    Homework Problems

    Exercise 1

    Name the following compounds:

    a) [(NH3)5Cr-O-Cr(NH3)5 ]4+

    b)Na[Fe(NH3)3Cl3]

    c) VOCl3

    d) Na2PdCl4

    e) [Ni(NH3)3(NMe3)](PF6)2

    Answer

    a) μ-oxo bis(pentaamminechromium (III)) (or 4+)

    b) sodium triammine trichloroferrate (II) (or (1-))

    c) trichlorooxo vandadium(V) (or (0))

    d) sodium tetrachloropalladate (II) (or (2-))

    e) triammine (trimethylamine) nickel (II) hexafluorophosphate or triammine (trimethylamine) nickel (2+) hexafluorophosphate

    Exercise 2

    Write a plausible structural formula for

    a) pentaaquathiocyanatoiron(III).

    b) dicyanoargentate (I)

    c) Tris(triphenylphosphine)gold(I)

    Answer

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    Exercise 3

    What other stereoisomers can you draw for the complexes depicted below. Are they diasteromers or enantiomers? Determine the handedness of all isomers.

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    Answer

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    Exercise 4

    What type of isomerism is present between the following molecules:

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    Answer

    Ionization isomerism

    Exercise 5

    How many hydrate isomers are theoretically possible for [Al(H2O)6]Cl3. Write down their formulas.

    Answer

    [Al(H2O)5Cl]Cl2 x H2O

    [Al(H2O)4Cl2]Cl x 2 H2O

    [Al(H2O)3Cl3] x 3 H2O

    Exercise 6

    What isomerisms do you see between the following two compounds:

    [M(H2O)4Cl2]Br2 and [M(H2O)3ClBr2]Cl x H2O.

    Answer

    Hydrate isomerism and ionization isomerism

    Exercise 7

    What distortions are common for the octahedral shape?

    Answer

    Tetragonal and trigonal distortions

    Exercise 8

    Which coordination number and shape would you most likely expect for a complex between Ag+ and S2O32-?

    Answer

    CN = 2, linear shape.

    Exercise 9

    Which of the following complexes are most likely square planar:

    a) AuCl4-

    b) ZnCl42-

    c) TiCl4

    d) FeCl42-

    Answer

    a) AuCl4-


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