Is it true that there should be two distances from a dodecahedrally coordinated cation to the two types of coordinating atoms?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

When I calculate what the octahedron should look like assuming that all anion-anion distances are equal I will get two different cation-anion distances:

if all anion-anion distances equal 2R, the cation-anion distances will be 3.5R for four of the anions and only 1.8R (!) for the other four anions.

Does this make sense?

Or am I wrong in assuming that all the anion-anion distances should be equal?

What holds for capped trigonal prisms? There probably there will be a larger cation-anion distance for the capping anions, right? (Otherwise the anions would come too close! Or?)

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# Homework Help: Dodecahedral metal coordination?

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