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Out of the following two coordination entities which is chiral (optically active)? (a) cis-[CrCl2(ox)2]3– (b) trans-[CrCl2(ox)2]3–

Out of the following two coordination entities which is chiral (optically active)? (a) cis-[CrCl2(ox)2]3– (b) trans-[CrCl2(ox)2]3–

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
7 years ago
optical isomers are miror images that cannot be superimposed on each other
out of the following cis [CrCL2(ox)2]^3- is optically active because in trans[CrCl2(ox)2]3– it has a symmetry

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