The coordination of Cu(II) in a concentrated copper nitrate solution

P. S. Salmon, G. W. Neilson

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The first-order difference method of neutron diffraction has been applied to a 1.00 molal (mol kg-1) Cu(NO3)2 heavy water solution. The results show a nearest-neighbour distance given by r CuO=1.96+or-0.03 AA, a hydration number n0 Cu=4.0+or-0.2 and are consistent with a Jahn-Teller distortion of the Cu2+(aq) complex to give a (4+2) coordination group.

Original languageEnglish
Article number028
Pages (from-to)5291-5295
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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