Qn)

Define homoleptic and heteroleptic complexes. Give example for each.

  • Answer)

    Complexes containing only one type of ligands are known as homoleptic complexes

    Eg:  [Co(NH3)6]Cl3   , K2[Ni(CN)4]

    Complexes containing more than one kind of ligands are known as heteroleptic complexes 

    Eg: [Co(NH3)3Cl3]    ,  [Fe(H2O)4Cl2] Cl




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