Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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Write the hybridization and shape of the following complexe : [Ni(CN)4]2– - Chemistry

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Write the hybridization and shape of the following complexe : [Ni(CN)4]2–

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

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Solution

The atomic number of Ni is 28 and its valence shell electronic configuration is 3d8 4s2.

Ni is in +2 oxidation state in the complex [Ni(CN)4]2–.

Hence, [Ni(CN)4]2– is dsp2 hybridised and it is square planar in shape.

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