Inorganic Chemistry Lesson of the Day: 5-Coordinated Complexes
June 11, 2014 Leave a comment
There are 2 common geometries for 5-coordinated complexes:
- Square pyramid: The metal centre is coordinated to 4 ligands in a plane and a 5th ligand above the plane.
- Trigonal bipyramid: The metal centre is coordinated to 3 ligands in a plane and 2 lignads above and below the plane.