Abstract:The Isomeric Ruthenium Chlorides.-The statement in the recent paper of Howe and Haynes1 that "Briggs considers that the normal alpha salt is a monohydrate, K2RUCI5.H2O, in which the ruthenium has a coordination number of 6," was based on a misunderstanding of his paper.He there states :2 "It is evident that the coordination number of ruthenium is greater than 6 in the compound 2K2RuCl5.3H20." It was wrongly assumed that in K2RUCI5.H2O he considered the number to be 6, as would naturally be expected. There is n… Show more
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