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Historically, coordination compounds have been depicted in various ways. According to the Graphical Representation Standards for Chemical Structure Diagrams (IUPAC Recommendations 2008), bonds representing coordination from one atom to a single other atom should be represented as normal plain single bonds. The use of dative bonds (i.e. arrows pointing to ...


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Yes there are more carbonylate ions than metal carbonyl cations, but the latter do exist. A salt $\ce{[Mn(CO)6^+][BF4^-]•SO2}$ has been synthesized in a superacid medium. Metal carbonyl cations are often disfavored because they have to contend with counterions that are anions, which may compete with the carbon monoxide ligands. Such a competition is ...


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I believe this website will be of use to you http://molview.org/ It appears to take names, formulas, smiles etc. If the name/formula/smile ID pops up in the search bar, it will draw it for you. Its database seems quite large, I use it for some pretty big drug molecules. It draws 2D and 3D images, and it also does single/double/triple bonds.


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To determine what orbitals do, it is often a good idea to look at the symmetry group as it can provide a rough overview over what can (symmetry-allowed) and cannot (symmetry-forbidden) happen. In the case of a quadruple bond such as $\ce{[Re2Cl4]^2-}$, we can approximate the rhenium(III) centres as being close to $C_\mathrm{4,v}$. A quick glance at the ...


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