Question: Until the discoveries of Werner it was thought that the

Until the discoveries of Werner, it was thought that the presence of carbon in a compound was required for it to be optically active. Werner prepared the following compound containing OH- ions as bridging groups and then separated the optical isomers.
a. Draw structures of the two optically active isomers of this compound.
b. What are the oxidation states of the cobalt ions?
c. How many unpaired electrons are present if the complex is the low-spin case?

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