Isomerism in coordination compounds

by Big-Daddy
Tags: compounds, coordination, isomerism
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Apr27-13, 12:08 PM
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Can someone outline a comprehensive way to figure out and write all the different isomers of square planar and octahedral single-centre coordination compounds, without needing to be able to see them in 3D (and without a computer)? Questions come up all the time on my exams and a proper way of being able to answer them systematically is what I want.

We can assume all ligands are monodentate for now, but I'd like a method which applies whatever the configuration of the compound is (e.g. one which applies for [Ma2b2] square planar compounds just as it does to [Mabcdef] octahedral ones).
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