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[Co(NH3)4Cl2]NO2 and [Co(NH3)4Cl(NO2)]Cl exhibit which type of isomerism?


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Isomerism:

  • Having the same chemical formula but different structural properties, Iwo or more compounds Isomerism is a process that produces formulas known as isomers.

Ionization isomerism:

  • Ionization isomerism refers to compounds that produce distinct ions in solution despite having the same chemical makeup.
  • This type of isomerism occurs when the counter ion in a complex salt may displace a ligand, which can then turn into the counter ion, by becoming a potential ligand itself.
  • Except for a ligand that has switched places with an anion or neutral molecule that was previously outside the coordination complex, ionization isomers are indistinguishable.
  • Thus, [Co(NH3)4Cl2]NO2 and [Co(NH3)4Cl(NO2)]Cl are examples of ionization isomers.

[Co(NH3)4Cl2]NO2 and [Co(NH3)4Cl(NO2)]Cl exhibit ionization isomerism.


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