Coordination Compounds

Coordination Compounds


For the complex [NiCl4]2-, write

(i) The IUPAC name.

(ii) The hybridization type.

(iii) The shape of the complex.

(Atomic no. of Ni = 28)



(i) IUPAC name = Tetrachloronickelate (II) ion

(ii) Hybridization of Ni in the complex [NiCl4]2- is sp3. The hybridisation scheme is shown in the following diagram.


Hence the hybridisation of Ni2+ in the complex is sp3

(iii) As the hybridization of Ni is sp3 so, shape of the complex is tetrahedral.

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