what are homonuclear and polynuclear complexes????

  • Homoleptic/ Homonuclear − Complexes in which the metal is bound to only one kind of donor group. Example: [Co(NH3)6]3+

  • Heteroleptic/Polynuclear − Complexes in which the metal is bound to more than one kind of donor groups. For example: [Co(NH3)4Cl2]+

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the complex containing only one type of metal ion is termed as homonuclear complex whereas the complex containing different type of  metal ions is known as poly nuclear complex.

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