Distorted octahedral molecular geometry

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In chemistry, the distorted octahedral molecular geometry describes the shape of compounds where six atoms or groups of atoms or ligands are arranged around a central atom (with an electron pair capping the octahedron), defining the vertices of a gyroelongated triangular pyramid. This shape has C3v symmetry.

Jahn-Teller effect[edit]

Main article: Jahn-Teller effect

The term can also refer to octahedra influenced by the Jahn-Teller effect, which is a common phenomenon encountered in coordination chemistry.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ T. Daniel Crawford, Kristen W. Springer, and Henry F. Schaefer (1994). "A contribution to the understanding of the structure of xenon hexafluoride". Journal of Chemical Physics 102 (8). doi:10.1063/1.468642. 
  2. ^ Karl O. Christe , David A. Dixon , Jeremy C. P. Sanders , Gary J. Schrobilgen , Scott S. Tsai , William W. Wilson (1995). "On the Structure of the [XeOF5] Anion and of Heptacoordinated Complex Fluorides Containing One or Two Highly Repulsive Ligands or Sterically Active Free Valence Electron Pairs". Inorganic Chemistry 34 (7): 1868–1874. doi:10.1021/ic00111a039.