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Which of the following statements is correct regarding the chirality (optical isomerism) of the cis and trans isomers of the type M(aa)2b2 (M stands for a metal, a and b are achiral ligands and aa is a bidentate ligand) ?


  1. The trans form is achiral and optically inactive while the cis form is chiral and exists in two enantiomeric forms

  2. Both the cis and trans forms are achiral and optically inactive

  3. Both the cis and trans forms are chiral, and each exists in two enantiomeric forms.

  4. The trans form is chiral and exists in two enantiomeric forms while the cis form is achiral and optically inactive.


Solution

The correct option is A

The trans form is achiral and optically inactive while the cis form is chiral and exists in two enantiomeric forms


Cis is optically active and trans is optically inactive.

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