Explain the magnetic nature of [NiCl4]2- using valence bond theory.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 15th Apr, 2014, 10:25: AM

Expert Answer:

In [NiCl4]2-, Nickel is in +2 oxidation state and it has electronic configuration of 3d8. It is a tetrahedral complex in which one s and three p orbitals are hybradized to form 4 orbitals that are oriented tetrahedrally.

The magnetic nature of the complex, [NiCl4]2- is paramagnetic as it contains two unpaired electrons.

Answered by  | 15th Apr, 2014, 12:25: PM