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JEE Advanced Previous Year Questions on Coordination Compounds

Question 1. Total number of cis N–Mn–Cl bond angles (that is, Mn–N and Mn–Cl bonds in cis positions) present in a molecule of cis-[Mn(en)2Cl2] complex is _________ (en = NH2CH2CH2NH2)

Solution: (6)

This is the cis form of [Mn(en)2Cl2]

Therefore, No. of N–Mn–Cl bonds = 6

Question 2. The number of geometric isomers possible for the complex [CoL2Cl2](L=H2NCH2CH2O) is:

Solution: (5)

The general form of complex is [M(AB)2a2]

The total possible geometrical isomers are 5

There are 5 geometric isomers of the complex [CoL2Cl2] as shown.

Question 3. Among the complex ions, [Co(NH2.CH2.CH2.NH2)2Cl2|]+, [CrCl2(C2O4)2]3−, [Fe(H2O)4(OH)2]+, [Fe(NH3)2(CN)4], [Co(NH2− CH2− NH2)2(NH3)Cl]2+ and [Co(NH3)4(H2O)Cl]2+, the number of complex ion(s) that show(s) cis-trans isomerism is:

Solution: (6)

Basically, all the complexes given show cis-trans isomerism.

Question 4. EDTA4- i9s ethylenediamine tetraacetate ion The total number of N-CO-O bond angles in [Co(EDTA)]-1 complex ion is.

Solution: (8)

DTA is a multidentate ligand as it can donate six pairs of electrons – two pairs, from the two nitrogen atoms and four pairs from the four-terminal oxygen of the -COO groups.

The structure of a chelate of a divalent

Co3+ with EDTA is shown as

Each N has four N–Co–O bonds thus a total of eight N–Co–O bonds.

Question 5. The pair(s) of coordination complexes/ions exhibiting the same kind of isomerism is/are

A. [Cr(NH3)5Cl]Cl2 and [Cr(NH3)4Cl2]Cl

B. [Co(NH3)4Cl2]+ and [Pt(NH3)2(H2O)Cl]+

C. [CoBr2Cl2]2− and [PtBr2Cl2]2−

D. [Pt(NH3)3(NO3)]Cl and [Pt(NH3)3Cl]Br

Solution: (B and D)

Octahedral [Co(NH3)4Cl2]+ and square planar [Pt(NH3)2(H2O)Cl]+ which shows geometrical (cis-trans) isomerism.

Square planar [Pt(NH3)3(NO3)]Cl and square planar [Pt(NH3)3Cl]Br shows ionization isomerism.

Question 6. The geometries of the ammonia complexes of Ni2+, Pt2+ and Zn2+, respcetively, are

A. octahedral, square planar and tetrahedral

B. square planar, octahedral and tetrahedral

C. tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral

D. octahedral, tetrahedral and square planar

Solution: (A)

Ni2+ → Octahedral → [Ni(NH3)6]2+

Pt2+ → sq. Planar → [Pt(NH3)4]2+

Zn2+ → Tetrahedral → [Zn(NH3)4]2+

Question 7. Consider the following complex ions, P,Q and R.

P = [FeF6]3−,Q = [V(H2O)6]2+ and R = [Fe(H2O)6]2+

The correct order of the complex ions, according to their spin-only magnetic moment values (in B.M.) is

A. R < Q < P

B. Q < R < P

C. R < P < Q

D. Q < P < R

Solution: (B)

The correct option is B. Q < R < P

μspin only = √n(n + 2)

Magnetic moment arises due to the presence of unpaired electrons.

More the number of unpaired electrons, greater will be the magnetic moment.

P has Fe in +3 oxidation state.

Fe(+3) : 3d5

Q has V in +2 oxidation state.

V(+2) : 3d3

R has Fe in +2 oxidation state.

Fe(+2) : 3d6

Hence the number of unpaired electrons in P,Q and R are 5,3 and 4 respectively.

Question 8. Among the species given below, the total number of diamagnetic species is____. H atom, NO2 monomer, O2– (superoxide), dimeric sulphur in vapour phase, Mn3O4, (NH4)2[FeCl4], (NH4)2[NiCl4], K2MnO4, K2CrO4.


Paramagnetic: H,NO2 monomer, O2 (superoxide), S2 (Vapour), [Mn3O4 is mixed oxide of Mn+2 and Mn+3], (NH4)2[FeCl4], (NH4)2[NiCl4], K2MnO4

Diamagnetic: K2CrO4

Question 9. For the octahedral complexes of Fe3+ in SCN (thiocyanato-S) and in CN ligand environments, the difference between the spin-only magnetic moments in Bohr magnetons (when approximated to the nearest integer) is ____. [Atomic number of Fe = 26]

Solution: (√35 − √3 ≃ 4)

SCN is a weak field effect (WFE) ligand whereas CN is a strong field effect (SFE) ligand.

Spin only magnetic moment = √5(5 + 2) = √35 B.M.

Spin only magnetic moment =​ ​√1(1 + 2) = √3 B.M.

BM Difference =​ ​√35 − √3 ≃ 4

Question 10. Choose the correct statement(s) among the following:

A. [FeCl4] has tetrahedral geometry

B. [Co(en)(NH3)2Cl2]+ has 2 geometrical isomers

C. [FeCl4] has higher spin-only magnetic moment than [Co(en)(NH3)2Cl2]+

D. The cobalt ion in [Co(en)(NH3)2Cl2]+ has sp3d2 hybridization

Solution: (A and C)

Question 11. Match each set of hybrid orbitals from LIST -I was complex(es given in LIST – II.

List-I List-II
P. dsp2 1. [FeF6]4-
Q. sp3 2 [Ti(H2O)3Cl3]
R. sp3d2 3 [Cr(NH3)6]3+
S. d2sp3 4 [FeCl4]2-
5 Ni(CO)4
6 [Ni(CN)4]2-

A. P → 5; Q → 4,6; R → 2,3; S → 1

B. P → 5,6; Q → 4; R → 3; S → 1,2

C. P → 6; Q → 4,5; R → 1; S → 2,3

D. P → 4,6; Q → 5,6; R → 1,2; S → 3

Solution: (C)

dsp2: [Ni(CN)4]2-

sp3: [FeCl4]2-; Ni(CO)4

sp3d2: [FeF6]4-

d2sp3: [Ti(H2O)3Cl3], [Cr(NH3)6]3+

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