Which of the following complexes shows optical isomerism?

  1. A

     cis Co(en)2Cl2Cl

  2. B

     trans Co(en)2Cl2Cl

  3. C

    CoNH34Cl2Cl

  4. D

    CoNH33Cl3

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    Solution:

    The complex  cis M(AA)2a2 has no plane of symmetry or centre of symmetry and is thus an optically active. Its two isomers are:

     

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