Answer to Question #141907 in Inorganic Chemistry for Yash

Question #141907
A Copper(II) octahedral complex shows 4 bonds of length 240 pm and 2 bonds of length 318 pm. Explain this observation with the help of a proper diagram.
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2020-11-02T09:06:10-0500

The Jahn-Teller effect is a geometric distortion of a non-linear molecular system that reduces its symmetry and energy. This distortion is typically observed among octahedral complexes where the two axial bonds can be shorter or longer than those of the equatorial bonds.


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