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In complex [Ni(CN)4]2- does nickel acquire negative charge, as 4 CN ligands gave 4 pairs of electrons. Does the bond became ionic as there is complete transfer of electrons?????

In complex [Ni(CN)4]2- does nickel acquire negative charge, as 4 CN ligands gave 4 pairs of electrons. Does the bond became ionic as there is complete transfer of electrons?????

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Shramana Kar
112 Points
5 years ago
No, the bonds are not ionic,they are coordinate bonds.In this complex Ni does not acquire negative charge it carries +2charge as 4 CN^- ion create 4 coordinate bonds with Ni2+ ion.Please clear your concept about coordinate bonds, it will help you.

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