Coordination Compounds

Coordination Compounds

Question

Which one of the following complexes shows optical isomerism?

  • cis[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl

  • trans[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl

  • [Co(NH3)4Cl2 ]Cl

  • [Co(NH3)3Cl3 ]

Answer

A.

cis[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl

The optically active compound capable of rotating the plane-polarized light to the right or left.
cis[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl is optically active compound.

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