What is coordination isomerism? Give example.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 22nd Jun, 2016, 01:37: PM

Expert Answer:

This type of isomerism arises from the interchange of ligands between cationic and anionic entities of different metal ions present in a complex.

When both positive and the negative ions of a salt are complex ions and the two isomers differs in the distribution of ligands in the cation and the anion; it is Coordination isomerism.
Example: [Co(NH3)6][Cr(CN)6] and [Cr(NH3)6][Co(CN)6].

Answered by  | 22nd Jun, 2016, 03:37: PM