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Q. 1

Among TiF 2- , CoF 3- , Cu2Cl2 and NiCl2 the coloureless species are: (A) CoFg~ and NiCl 2(C) NiCl2- and Cu2Cl2 (B) TiF 2- and CoFg" (D) TiF 2- and Cu2Cl2


IUPAC name of complex K3[A1(C204)3] is: (A) Potassium alumino-oxalate (C) Potassium aluminium (HI) oxalate Which ion has tetrahedral geometry: (B) [Co(NH3)6]2+ (A) [Fe(CO)5]

(B) Potassium trioxalatoaluminate (HI) (D) Potassium trioxalatoaluminate (TV) (C) [NiCl4]2~ (D)[Ni(CN)4]2-

Q-3 Q.4

Trioxalato aluminate (HI) and tetrafluoro-borate (ID) ions are: (B) [A1(C204)3]3+, [BF4]3+ (A) [A1(C204)3], [BF4]3(C) [A1(C204)3]3-, [BF4](D) [A1(C204)3]2-, [BF4]2Which ofthe ligands can show linkage isomerism: (C)CN (A) CNS (B)N0 2 (D) All of these



Consider the following statements: According the Werner's theory. (1) Ligands are connected to the metal ions by covalent bonds. (2) Secondary valencies have directional properties (3) Secondary valencies are non-ionisable Ofthese statements: (B) 2 and 3 are correct (A) 1,2 and 3 are correct (C) 1 and 3 are correct (D) 1 and 2 are correct From the stability constant (hypothetical values), givenbelow, predict which is the strongest ligand: (A) Cu2+ + 4 N H 3 ^ [CU(NH 3 ) 4 ] 2+ , K = 4.5 x 1011 K = 2.0 x 1027 (B) Cu2+ 4CN- ^ [CU(CN) 4 ] 2 " K = 3.0 x 1015 (C)Cu2+ + 2en^[Cu(en) 2 ] 2+ , 2+ 2+ (D) Cu + 41^0 ^ [CU(H20)4] , K = 9.5 X 108 The complexes given below show: CI



CI, ;pt;

P(G 2 H 5 ) 3

(C 2 H 5 ) 3 P.

.ci pt pt; CI
P(C 2 H 5 ) 3

ci (A) Optical isomerism (C) Geometrical isomerism fe Bansal Classes

(B) Co-ordination isomerism (D) Bridged isomerism Q. B. on Coordination Compounds MI


In which of the following complexes the nickel metal is in highest oxidation state: (A) Ni(CO)4 (B) tySTiFg (C) [Ni(NH3)6](BF4)2 (D) K4[Ni(CN)6]

Q.10 An ion M2"", forms the complexes [ M ^ O ) ^ , [M(en)3]2+ and [MBr6]4~, match the complex with the appropriate colour. (A) Green, blue and red (B) Blue, red and green (C) Green, red and blue (D) Red, blue and green Q.ll Name the metal M which is extracted on the basis of following reactions: 4[M(CN)2]~ + 40H~ 4M + 8CN" + 21^0 + 0 2 2[M(CN)2]- + Zn > [Zn(CN)4]2- + 2M (A) Nickel (B) Silver (C) Copper (D) Mercury

Q.12 The correct IUPAC name of the complex: OH I H3CC=N:^ CoC^is:

H 3 C


(A) Dichlorodimethylglyoximate cobalt (II) (C) Dimethylglyoxime cobalt (II) chloride Q.13

(B) Bis (dimethyglyoxime) dichloro cobalt (H) (D) Dichlorodimethylglyoxime cobalt (II)

[(C6H5)2 Pd (SCN)2] and [(C6H5)2 Pd (NCS)2] are: (A) Linkage isomers (B) Co-ordination isomers (C) Ionisation isomers (D) Geometrical isomers

Q.14 Which one of the following will be able to show cis-trans isomerism: (A)MA3B (B)M(AA)2 (C)MABCD


Q.15 A complex of platinum, ammonia and chloride produces four ions per molecule in the solution. The structure consistent with the observation is: (A) [Pt(NH3)4]Ci4 (B) [Pt(NH3)2Cl4] (C) [Pt(NH3)5Cl]Cl3 (D) [Pt(NH3)4Cl2]Cl2 Q. 16 The total number of possible isomers of the compound [Cun(NH3)4] [PtnCl4] are: (B)5 (C)4 (D)6 (A) 3 Q.17 In the complex Fe(CO)x, the value ofx is: (A) 3 '(B) 4



Q.18 Cis-trans-isomerism is found in square planar complexes of the molecular formula : (A and B are monodenate ligands): (B)MA3B (C)MA2B2 (D)MAB3 (A)MA4 Q.19 The oxidation state of Mo in its oxo-complex species [Mo204(H20)2(C2H4)2]2~ is: (A)+2 (B) +3 (C) +4 (D)+5 Q.20 Thehydridisation and unpaired electrons in [Fe(H 2 0) 6 ] 2+ ion are: (A) sp3d2 ; 4 fe Bansal Classes (B) d 2 sp 3 ; 3 (C) sp3d ; 4 (D) sp3 d 2 ; 2 MI Q. B. on Coordination Compounds

Q.21 In which complex is the transition metal in zero oxidation state: (A) [Co(NH3)6]Cl2 (B) [Fe(H20)6S04] (C) [Ni(CO)4] Q. 22 Formula of ferrocene is: (A) [Fe(CN)6]4_ (B) [Fe(CN)6]3+ Q.23 The hybrisation involved in [CoF6]3~is: (B)d3sp2 (A) d2sp3 Q.24 Which ofthe following is 7t complex: (A) Trimethyl aluminium (C) Diethyl zinc

(D) [Fe(H20)3](0H)2

(C) [Fe(CO)5] (C) dsp3

(D) [(C5H5)2Fe] (D)sp3d2

(B) Ferrocene (D) Nickel carbonyl

Q.25 Which complex is likely to show optical activity: (A) Trans-[Co(NH3)4Cl2]+ (B) [Cr(H20)6]3+ (C) Cis-[Co(NH3)2(en)2]3+ (D) Trans-[Co(NH3)2(en)2]3+ Q.26 Which one is the most likely structure of CrCl^et^O if 1/3 oftotal chlorine of the compound is precipitate by adding AgN03 to its aqueous solution: (A) CrCl^t^O (B) [Cr(H20)3Cl3]-(H20)3 (C) [CrCl2(H20)4]-Cl-2H20 (D) [CrCl(H20)5]Cl2 -I-LO Q.27 The complex [Co(NH3)5Br]S04 will give white ppt. with: (C)KI (A) PbC^ (B)AgN03

(D) None of these

Q.28 The two compounds [Co(S04)(NH3)5]Br and [Co(S04)(NH3)5]Cl represent: (A) Linkage isomerism (B) Ionisation isomerism (C) Co-ordination isomerism (D) No isomerism Q.29 The structure ofironpentacarbonylis: (B) Trigonal bipyramid (C) Triangular (A) Square planar Q.30 The EAN of platinum in potassium hexachloroplatinate (IV7) is: (A) 46 (B) 86 (C) 36 Q.31 Diethylene triamine is: (A) Chelating agent (B) Polydentate ligand (C) Tridentate ligand

(D) None of these


(D) All of these

Q.32 How many moles of AgCl would be obtained, when 100 ml of 0.1 M Co(NH3)5Cl3 is treated with excess ofAgN03? (B) 0.02 (C) 0.03 (D) none of these (A) 0.01


0.001 mol of Co(NH3)5(N03)(S04) was passed through a cation exchanger and the acid coming out of it required 20 ml of 0.1M NaOH for neutralisation. Hence, the complex is (A) [Co(NH3)5S04]N03 (B) [Co(NH3)5N03]S04 (C) [Co(NH3)5](S03)(N03) (D) none of these

Q.34 Cu2+ shows a coordination number of (A) 2 only (B)2or4 fe Bansal Classes

(C) 4 only

(D)4or6 MI

Q. B. on Coordination Compounds

Q. 3 5 Which ofthe following is not chelating agent? (A) thiosulphato (B)oxalato (C)glycinato Q36

(D) ethylene diamine

Which ofthe following hasfivedonor (coordinating) sites? (A) Triethylene tetramine (B) Ethylenediamine tetracetate ion (C) Ethylenediamine triacetate ion (D) Diethylene triamine

Q.37 A compound contains 1.08 mol ofNa, 0.539 mol of Cu and 2.16 mol of F. Its aqueous solution shows osmotic pressure which is three times that ofurea having same molar concentration. The formula of the compound is (B) Na[CuF4] (C)Na2[CuF4] (D)Na2[CuF3] (A) Na4[CuF6] Q. 3 8 The IUPAC name of the red coloured complex [Fe(C4H702N2)2] obtained from the reaction ofFe2+ and dimethyl glyoxime (A) bis (dimethyl glyoxime) ferrate (II) (B) bis (dimethyl glyoximato) iron (II) (C) bis (2,3-butanediol dioximato) iron (II) (D) bis (2,3-butanedione dioximato) iron (II) Q. 3 9 The molar ionic conductances of the octahedral complexes. (l)PtCl4-5NH3 (2)PtCl4-4NH3 (3) PtCl4'3NH3 (A) I < II < III < IV (B) IV<III<II< I (C) I I I < I V < I I < I Q.40

(4) PtCl4-2NH3 (D) IV < III < I < II

On treatment of 10 ml of 1M solution of the complex CrCl3-6H20 with excess ofAgN03,4.305 g of AgCl was obtained. The complex is (A) [Cr(H20)3Cl3]-3H20 (B) [Cr(H20)4Cl2]Cl-2H20 (C) [Cr(H20)5Cl]Cl2-H20 (D) [Cr(H 2 0)|d 3

Q. 41 Which of the following species is not expected to be a ligand

(A) NO (B) NH4 (QNt^-NH* (D)CO Q. 42 The number ofdonor sites in dimethyl glyoxime, glycinato, diethylene triamine and EDTA are respectively: (B) 2, 2, 3 and 6 (C) 2, 2, 2 and 6 (D) 2, 3, 3 and 6 (A) 2, 2, 3 and 4 Q.43 EAN of the central metal in the complexes - K2[Ni(CN4)], [Cu(NH3)4]S04 and K2[PtCl6] are respectively. (A) 36, 35, 86 (B) 34, 35, 84 (C) 34, 35, 86 (D) 34, 36, 86 Q. 44 Which of the following pair of complexes have the same EAN of the central metal atoms/ions? (B) K4[Fe(CN)6] and [Co(NH3)6]Cl3 (A) [Cu(NH3)4]S04 and K3[Fe(CN)6] (C) K3[Cr(C204)3 and [Cr(NH3)6]Cl(N02)2 (D) all Q.45 The complex that violates the Sidgwicks's rule ofEAN is (A) Potassium ferrocyanide (B) Hexamine cobalt (III) Chloride (C) Tetramine copper (II) sulphate (D) Potassium dichlorodioxalato cobaltate (III) Q. 46 The IUPAC name for the coordination compound Ba[BrF4]2 is (A) Barium tetrafluorobromate (V) (B) Barium tetrafluorobromate (HI) (C) Barium bis (tetrafluorobromate) (HI) (D) none ofthese MI

fe Bansal Classes

Q. B. on Coordination Compounds

Q. 47 The formula of the complex hydridotrimethoxyborate (HI) ion is: 2 ( A ) [BH(OCH3)3] " (B) [BH^OCHg),]2" (C) [BH(OCH3)3]Q.48 The complexion which has no'd1 electrons in the centralmetal atomis:
(A) [CO(NH3)6]3+ (B) [Fe(CN) 6 ] 3 " (C) [ C r ( H 2 0 ) 6 F

(D) [BH(OCH3)3]+

(D) [MnOJ

Q.49 Oxidation number of Fe in violet coloured complex Na4[Fe(CN)5(NOS) is: (A) 0 (B)2 (C) 3 (D)4 Q.50 Complexes [Co(NH3)5S04]Br and [Co(NH3)5Br]S04 can be distinguished by (A) conductance measurement (B) using BaC^ (C) using AgN03 (D)all Q.51 Amongst the following ions, which one has the highest paramagnetism? (A) [Cr^O),] 3 * (B) [Fe(H20)6]2+ (C) [ Z n ^ O ) , ] 2 ' (D) [ C u ^ O ) ^ Q.52 Ni(CO)4 and [Ni(NH3)4]2+ do not differ in (A) magnetic moment (C) geometry

(B) oxidation number of Ni (D)EAN

Q. 53 Which ofthe following statements is not correct? (A) Ti(N03)4 is a colourless compound (B) [Cr(NH3)6)]Cl3 is a coloured compound (D) [Cu(NCCH3)4]BF4 is a colourless compound (C) K3[VF6] is a colourless compound Q. 54 The geometry of Ni(CO)4 and [Ni(P Ph3)2Cl2] are (A) both square planar (B) tetrahedral and square planar (C) both tetrahedral (D) square planar and tetrahedral Q.55 Ofthe following which is diamagnetic in nature? 2 ( A ) [COF 6 ] 3 + ( B ) [NiCl4J (C) [CuCl4]2" [M(CN)4]2-


Q. 56 The [Fe(CN)6]3- complex ion (A) exhibits planar geometry (C) should be very stable

(B) is diamagnetic (D) has 2 unpaired electrons

Q. 57 50 ml of 0.2 M solution of a compound with empirical formula CoCl3.4NH3 on treatment with excess of AgN03(aq) yields 1.43 5 g ofAgCl. Ammonia is not removed by treatment with concentrated FL,S04 The formula ofthe compound is:
(A) Co(NH3)4Cl3 (B) [ CO(NH 3 ) 4 C 1 2 ] C 1 (C) [CO(NH 3 ) 4 C1 3 ( D ) [ COC1 3 (NH 3 )]NH 3

Q.58 In the process of extraction of gold, >{y) + Au Roasted gold ore +CN~ + HL,0 [ x ] + OH"; [x] + Zn [x] and [y] are: (A) [x] = [Au(CN)2]-, [y] = [Zn(CN)4]2" (B) [x] = [Au(CN)4]3-, [y] = [Zn(CN)4]2~ (C) [x] = [Au(CN)2]-, [y] " [Zn(CN)6]4" (D) [x] - [Au(CN)4]-, [y] = [Zn(CN)4]2Q.59 Which of the following is non-conducting?
(A)COC!3.<NH3 (B)COC13.5NH3 ( C ) COC1 3 .4NH 3 (D)COC13,3NH3

fe Bansal Classes

Q. B. on Coordination Compounds


Q.60 Aqueous solution ofFeS0 4 gives tests for both Fe2+ and SO 4 but after addition of excess ofKCN, solution ceases to give test for Fe2"1". This is due to the formation of (A) the double salt FeSO4.2KCN.6H2O (B)Fe(CN)3 x 4 3 (C) the complex ion [Fe(CN)6] " (D) the complex ion [Fe(CN)6] ~ Q. 61 Which of the following statement(s) is/ are correct with reference to Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions? (1) Fe3"1' gives brown colour with potassium ferricyanide (2) Fe2 ' gives blue colour with potassium ferricyanide (3) Fe3+ gives red colour with potassium thiocyanate (4) Fe24" gives brown colour with ammonium thiocyanate (A) 1,2 (B) 1,4 (C) 1, 2, 3 (D) all of these Q. 62 The number of sigma bonds in Ziese's salt is: (B)6 (A) 4 (C) 8 (D) none of these

Q. 63 The disodium salt of ethylene diamine tetracetic acid can be used to estimate the following ion(s) in the aqueous solution (B) Ca2+ion (C)Na+ion (D) both Mg2+and Ca2+ (A)Mg2+ion Q. 64 The oxidation number of Co in the complex ion [(en^Co (A)+2 Q. 65 (B)+3 (C) +4 NH ^Co(en)2]3+ (D)+6 (D) dsp2, 1.73 B.M. (D) sp3d2,3

[Cu(NH3)4]2+ has hybridisation and magnetic moment (A) sp3,1.73 B.M. (B) sp3d, 1.73 B.M. (C) dsp2, 2.83 B.M. [FeF6]3~ has Fe atom hybridised with unpaired electrons (B) d2sp3, 5 (C) sp3d2, 5 (A) d2sp3, 4

Q. 66

Q. 67 Which of the following statements about Fe(CO)5 is correct? (A) It is paramagnetic and high spin complex (B) It is diamagnetic and high spin complex (C) It is diamagnetic and low spin complex (D) It is paramagnetic and low spin complex Q 68 Which of the following statements is not true? (A) MnCl 4 ion has tetrahedral geometry and is paramagnetic (B) [Mn(CN)6]2- ion has octahedral geometry and is paramagnetic (C) [CuCl4]2- has square planar goemetry and is paramagnetic (D) [Ni(Ph3P)2Br3] has trigonal bipyramidal geometry and one unpaired electron Q. 69 The increasing order of magnetism of (I) MnSO^F^O (II) FeSQ^HjO ( A ) I < I K f f l < I V (B) IV < III < II < I

(III) NiS0 4 .6H 2 0 (OIII<IV<II<I

(ROCuSO^HX (D) I I I < I V < I < I I

Q. 70 Which of the following statements is correct? (A) Geometrical isomerism is not observed in complexes of C.N.4 having tetrahedral geometry (B) Square planar complexes generally do not show geometrical isomerism (C) The square planar complex of general formulae Ma3b or Mab3 exhibits cis-trans isomerism (D) The platinum glycinato complex, [Pt(Gly)2] does not show geometrical isomerism

<J Bansal Classes

Q. B. on Coordination Compounds [10]


Geometrical isomerism can be shown by (A)[Ag(NH3)(CN)] (B)Na2[Cd(N02)4]

(C) [PtCl4I2]

(D) [Pt(NH3)3C!][Au(CN)4]


[Co(en)3]3+ ion is expected to show (A) two optically active isomers: d and /forms (B) three optically active isomers: d, I and meso forms (C) four optically active isomers: cis, d and I isomers and trans d and I isomers (D) none of these

Q. 73 The number of geometrical isomers for octahedral [CO(NH3)2C14]~, square planar [AuCl2Br2]~ and [Pt(en)Cy are (A) 2, 2, 2 (B) 2,2, no isomerism (C)3,2, 2 (D) 2,3, no isomerism Q. 74 Which of the following statements is not true about the complex ion [Crien^ClJ* (A) It has two geometrical isomers - cis and strans (B) Both the cis and trans isomers display optical activity (C) Only the cis isomer displays optical activity (D) Only the cis isomer has non-superimpossible mirror image Q.75 Of the following configurations, the optical isomers are en-1 C CI p e \ CI pen





^.en ll



ei^J IV

(A) I and II

(B) I and HI

(C) II and IV

(D) II and HI

Q.76 Identify the geometrical isomers ofthe following:




(A) I with III (B) II with IV (C) I with H and IV (D) none of these Q. 77 Other than the X-ray diffractions, how could bethe following pairs of isomers be distinguishedfromone another by [Cr(NH3)6] [Cr(N02)6] and [Cr(NH3)4(N02)2] [Cr(NH3)2(N02)4] (A) electrolysis of an aqueous solution (B) measurement of molar conductance (C) measuring magnetic moments (P) observing their colours Q.78 How the isomeric complexes [Co(NH3)6][Cr(N02)6] and [Cr(NH3)6][Co(N02)6] can be distinguished from one another by (A) conductivity measurement (B) measuring magnetic moments (C) electrolysis oftheir aqueous solutions (D) optical measurement

<J Bansal Classes

Q. B. on Coordination Compounds [10]

Q.79 Which ofthe following ions are optically active? erT C! +


r e

CI (A) I only


(C) II and III

V en^


(D) IV only

Q. 8 0 Which ofthe following polymerisation isomers ofthe compound having empirical formula Cr(NH3)3(N02)3 has the lowest molecular mass? (A) [Cr(NH3)4(N02)2]+ [Cr(NH3)2(N02)4]- (B) [Cr(NH3)6]3+[Cr(N02)6]3(C) [Cr(NH3)5(N02)]2+[Cr(NH3)(N02)5]2- (D) all Q, 81 Octahedral complex ofNi(II) must be (A) inner orbital (B) outer orbital (C) inner or outer orbital depending upon the strong or weakfieldligand (D) none of these Q. 82 For the correct assignment of electronic configuration of a complex, the valence bond theory often requires the measurement of (A) molar conductance (B) optical activity (C) magnetic moment (D)dipole moment Q. 83 Mn2+ forms a complex with Br - ion. The magnetic moment ofthe complex is 5.92 B.M. What could not be the probable formula and geometry of the complex? (B) [MnBrJ2", square planar (A) [MnBrg]4-, octahedral (C) [MnBrJ2- tetrahedral (D) [MnBr5]3-, trigonal bipyramidal 22 Q. 84 Howi How many isomers are possible for the complex ion [Cr(NH3)(OH)2Cl3 ]] (D)5 (C)4 (A) 2 (B)3 Q. 8 5 A complex of certain metal has the magnetic moment of 4.91BM whereas another complex of the same metal with same oxidation state has zero magnetic moment. The metal ion could be (A) Co2+ (B) Mn2+ (C)Fe2+ (D)Fe3+ Q. 86 The tetrahedral [CoI4]2~ and square planar [PdBr4]2~ complex ions are respectively (A) low spin, high spin (B) high spin, low spin (C) both low spin (D) both high spin Q. 87 Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is the antidote for lead poisoning. It is administered in the form of (A) free acid (B) sodium dihydrogen salt (C) Calcium dihydrogen salt (D) none of these Q. 88 The species having tetrahedral shape is 2 (B) [Ni(CN) (A) [PdCl4]24] ~ >4 (C) [Pd(CN)4]2" (D) [NiCl4]2-

Q. 8 9 Which one of the following species does not represent cationic species ofvanadium formed in aqueous solution (A) VO^ <J Bansal Classes (B) VO2+ (C) [V(H 2 0) 6 ] 3+ (D) V0 2 + [10] Q. B. on Coordination Compounds

Q. 90 The complex ion has two optical isomers. Their correct configurations are:

and en

(B) en
\ Br


Br and Rr en





Br en


Br and

Br en

(C) 1 Br Br

Q. 91 The EAN of metal atoms in Fe(NO)2(CO)2 and Co2(CO)8 respectively are (A) 34, 35 (B) 34, 36 (C)36,36 (D)36,35 Q. 92 Following Sidgwick's rule of EAN, Co(CO)x will be (A) Co2(CO)4 (B) Co2(CO)3 (C) Co2(CO)8 (D) CO2(CO)10 Q. 93 On treatment of [Ni(NH3)4]2+ with concentrated HCl, two compounds I and II having the same formula, Ni(NH3)2Cl2 are obtained, I can be converted into II by boiling with dilute HCl. A solution of I reacts with oxalic acid to form [Ni(NH3)2(C204)] wheras II does not react. Point out the correct statement of the following (A) I cis, II trans; both tetrahedral (B) I cis, II trans; both square planar (C) I trans, II cis; both tetrahedral (D) I trans, II cis; both square planar Q. 94 Coordination isomerism could be shown by (A)[Ag(NH3)2][CuCy (C) [Fe(NH3)6]2[Pt(CN)6]3 (B)[Al(H20)6][Co(CN)6] (D)[CO(NH3)5C1]S04

Q.95 Point out the correct statements amongst the following (A) [Cu(CN)4]3~ has tetrahedral geometry and dsp2 hybridization (B) [Ni(CN)6]4~ is octahedral and Ni has d2sp3 hybridization (C) [ZnBrJ2- is tetrahedral and diamagnetic (D) [Cr(NH3)6]3+ has octahedral geometry and sp3d2 hybridization Q. 96 Among the following ions which one has the highest paramagnetism (A) [Cr(H 2 0) 6 ] 3+ (B) [Fe(H 2 0) 6 ] 2+ (C) [ C u ^ O ) ^ (D) [ Z n ^ O ) ^

Q. 97 Among the following, the compound that is both paramagnetic and coloured is (A)K2Cr207 (B)(NH4)2[riCy (C)V0S0 4 (D)K3[Cu(CN)4] Q. 98 Which of the following compounds is expected to be coloured (A)Ag2S04 (B)CUF2 (C) MgF2 (D)CuCl

Q. 99 Which compound is formed when excess of KCN is added to aqueous solution of copper sulphate? (A) Cu(CN)2 (B)K2[CU(CN)4] (C)K[CU(CN)2] (D)K3[CU(CN)4] Q. 100 Which ofthe following complex shows ionization isomerism (A) [Cr(NH3)6]Cl3 (B) [Cr(en)2 JC!, (C) [Cr(en)3]Cl3 <J Bansal Classes Q. B. on Coordination Compounds (D) [Co(NH3)5BrjS04 [10]