Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Question

Nickel (Z = 28) combines with a uninegative monodentate ligand X–
to form a paramagnetic complex [NiX4 ]2 −. The number of unpaired electron(s) in the nickel and geometry of this complex ion are,
respectively

  • one, tetrahedral

  • two, tetrahedral

  • one, square planar

  • two, square planar

Answer

B.

two, tetrahedral

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