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Types of Coordination

Hexagonal Planar
Hexagonal Planar

Hexagonal planar Geometry: Unknown for first row transition metal ions, although the arrangement of six groups in a plane is found in some higher coordination number geometries.

Square Planar, (D4h)
Square Planar, (D4h)

Idealized structure of a compound with square planar coordination geometry. Structure of cisplatin, an example of a molecule with the square planar coordination geometry. The square planar molecular geometry in chemistry describes the stereochemistry (spatial arrangement of atoms) that is adopted by certain chemical compounds. As the name suggests, molecules of this geometry have their atoms positioned at the corners of a square on the same plane about a central atom.

T-Shaped
T-Shaped

According to VSEPR theory, T-shaped geometry results when three ligands and two lone pairs of electrons are bonded to the central atom, written in AXE notation as AX 3 E 2. The T-shaped geometry is related to the trigonal bipyramidal molecular geometry for AX 5 molecules with three equatorial and two axial ligands.

Tetrahedral, (Td)
Tetrahedral, (Td)

In a tetrahedral molecular geometry, a central atom is located at the center with four substituents that are located at the corners of a tetrahedron. The bond angles are cos −1 (−⅓) = 109.4712206...° ≈ 109.5° when all four substituents are the same, as in methane (CH 4) as well as its heavier analogues.

Trigonal Bipyramid, (D3h)
Trigonal Bipyramid, (D3h)

In chemistry a trigonal bipyramid formation is a molecular geometry with one atom at the center and 5 more atoms at the corners of a triangular dipyramid. This is one geometry for which the bond angles surrounding the central atom are not identical, because there is no geometrical arrangement with five terminal atoms in equivalent positions. Examples of this molecular geometry are phosphorus pentafluoride, and phosphorus pentachloride in the gas phase.

Trigonal Planar
Trigonal Planar

In chemistry, trigonal planar is a molecular geometry model with one atom at the center and three atoms at the corners of an equilateral triangle, called peripheral atoms, all in one plane. In an ideal trigonal planar species, all three ligands are identical and all bond angles are 120°.

Trigonal Pyramid
Trigonal Pyramid

In chemistry, a trigonal pyramid is a molecular geometry with one atom at the apex and three atoms at the corners of a trigonal base, resembling a tetrahedron (not to be confused with the tetrahedral geometry). When all three atoms at the corners are identical, the molecule belongs to point group C 3v.

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