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Topic: Why are there no isomers for [Zn(H2O)(NH3)2]2+ ?  (Read 2548 times)

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Offline leve

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Why are there no isomers for [Zn(H2O)(NH3)2]2+ ?
« on: March 22, 2009, 03:59:00 PM »
My books says

Different structural isomers are not possible. The H2O can bond at any one of the four equivalent sites with NH3 in the other three sites.

I do not understand the reasoning that isomers are not possible. Can anyone explain?

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Re: Why are there no isomers for [Zn(H2O)(NH3)2]2+ ?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 07:09:52 PM »
OK, draw for us two different isomers.  You can do it in paint, and attach, or try to get a stick-figure in wordpad.  If you have two, be sure they're unique, and not just mirror images of the same one.
Hey, I'm not judging.  I just like to shoot straight.  I'm a man of science.

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