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Write the hybridization and shape of the following complexe : [CoF6]3– - Chemistry

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Write the hybridization and shape of the following complexe : [CoF6]3–

(Atomic number : Co = 27, Ni = 28)

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Solution

The atomic number of Co is 27 and its valence shell electronic configuration is 3d7 4s2.

Co is in +3 oxidation state in the complex [CoF6]3−.

Hence, [CoF6]3− is sp3d2 hybridised and it is octahedral in shape.

Concept: Bonding in Coordination Compounds - Magnetic Properties of Coordination Compounds
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