Homoleptic and Heteroleptic complexes Preparation and Properties

Homoleptic and Heteroleptic complexes Preparation and Properties

Homoleptic and Heteroleptic Complexes :

→ Those complexes in which metal or ion is attached to coordinate bond with only one kind of donor atoms are called homoleptic complexes.

Homoleptic and Heteroleptic complexes Preparation and Properties

→ For example : [Co(NH3)6]3+, [Fe(CN)6]3-, [Cu(en)3]2+ Complexes in which the metal atom or ion is linked to more than one kind of donor atoms are called heteroleptic complexes eg [Co(NH3)4 Cl2]+, [Pt(NH3)2Cl4]+, [Cr(en)2 Cl2]+ etc.

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