The chemistry department at Oxford University has made some in depth virtual labs to explore chemical principles. This lab explores transition metal complexes using the example of Nickel.
Go through each of the 4 parts: Geometry, Preparation, Quantitative Analysis and Magnetic moments.
Then answer these questions in your own words:
- What factors might affect the shape of a complex?
- Read over the steps to prepare some of these complexes. Make a hypothesis about why some of the steps are used, and explain it here.
- Write out the electron configuration of Ni2+.
- Now draw out the low spin electron configuration of Ni2+.