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Give a reason for the statement. [Ni(CN)4]2 is diamagnetic while [NiCl4]2 is paramagnetic in nature.

A
In [NiCl4]2, no unpaired electrons are present while in [Ni(CN)4]2 two unpaired electrons are present.
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In [Ni(CN)4]2, no unpaired electrons are present while in [NiCl4]2 two unpaired electons are present.
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C
[NiCl4]2 shows dsp2 hybridisation hence it is paramagnetic.
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D
[Ni(CN)4]2, shows sp3 hybridisation hence it is diamagnetic.
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