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Multiple choice questions

For some of these questions, you need data from the appendices of Inorganic Chemistry, third edition by C.E. Housecroft and A.G. Sharpe. On opening the book cover you will find a periodic table and a list of elements and atomic masses. Physical constants are listed on the back inside cover of the book.

Multiple choice questions by Catherine E. Housecroft.

This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
''Zn2+ complexes are atypical of d-block complexes in general.'' Which answer below is correct and supports this statement?

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Question 2.
In the complex [Ni(NH3)6]2+, the approximate charge distribution in accord with the electroneutrality principle is:

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Question 3.
Which geometry is not consistent with a coordination number of 8?

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Question 4.
In the static, capped trigonal prismatic structure of [ZrF7]3–, the number of F environments is:

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Question 5.
Enantiomers of [Cr(ox)3]3– are:

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Question 6.
How many isomers are there of octahedral [CrCl2(OH2)4]+ and octahedral [CoCl2(en)2]+?

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Question 7.
Which ligand is least likely to adopt a bridging mode between two metal centres?

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Question 8.
cis and trans-isomers of square planar [PtCl2(PPh3)2] can be distinguished by several methods. Which statement is incorrect?

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Question 9.
Match the ligand to the denticity. Which pair is incorrect, assuming that the ligand description refers to the most common mode of bonding to a single metal centre?

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Question 10.
Match the oxidation state to the coordinated metal centre. Which pair is incorrect?

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Question 11.
Which of the following statements is correct?

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Question 12.
Which of the following is an example of a trigonal prismatic complex?

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Question 13.
The maximum oxidation states exhibited by Ru and Fe, respectively are:

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Question 14.
Which ligand can coordinate in either a monodentate or chelating manner?

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Question 15.
In which complex ion does the metal possess a d5 configuration?

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Question 16.
Which of the following are collectively called stereoisomers?

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Question 17.
The maximum oxidation states of vanadium and of manganese are:

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Question 18.
All but one of the following ligands may exhibit linkage isomerism in some of its complexes. Which is the odd one out?

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Question 19.
Which reagent would you use to carry out a qualitative test for non-coordinated bromide ion?

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Question 20.
Which of the following redox couples has the most negative value of Eo (relative to the standard hydrogen electrode)?

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