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Crystal Field Theory: High Spin and Low-Spin Complexes

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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.

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This solution outlines the isomers of a coordinate compound and provides the appropriate diagrams showing crystal field splitting.

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