How can I identify and draw the geometric isomers for the isomers of #[Ni(CN)_2Cl_2]^(2-)#?

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Aug 7, 2015

Answer:

You can do this with ease. The square planar nickel complex can support cis or trans configurations.

Explanation:

Well, you can do this with ease if you know that this #Ni^(2+)# complex is square planar. You have 4 ligands to distribute around the sides of the square, the cyanide ligands can be cis (on the same side as each other) or trans. I couldn't find a good picture to illustrate the isomers; find a textbook on inorganic chemistry.