1 (a) Write a structural formula for two different isomers of [Co(H2O)2(en)2]Cl2. Indicate the oxidation state of the Co in each case.
(b) For the complexes in (a) above, draw a crystal field energy level diagram for either isomer, and indicate the electron distribution for (i) a high spin complex, and (ii) a low spin complex.
Would a solution of either isomer of [Co(H2O)2(en)2]Cl2 form a precipitate when mixed with a silver nitrate solution? Explain.
This solution outlines the isomers of a coordinate compound and provides the appropriate diagrams showing crystal field splitting.