The ammonia molecules in metallic metal-hexaammine compounds apparently adopt a nearly planar, distorted structure containing one short and two extremely long bonds, rather than its normal pyramidal geometry containing equivalent protons. The experimental research on the structures and properties of metal-ammonia compounds related to this highly distorted structure is reviewed in detail, and the possible origin of this novel geometry is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry