Q. 21

Identify the opti A. [Co(en)3]3+

B. trans– [Co(en)2 Cl2]+

C. cis– [Co(en)2 Cl2]+

D. [Cr (NH3)5Cl]

Answer :

Optically active compounds have non-superimposable mirror images.


So, only [Co(en)3]3+ and cis– [Co(en)2 Cl2]+ have mirror images that are non-superimposable and hence optically active.

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