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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What are organometallic compounds? Reply To: What are organometallic compounds?

  • Aparajita

    May 21, 2021 at 9:22 pm
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    Organometallic Compounds: Definition

    In simple terms, these compounds can be defined as compounds sharing a bond between the carbon atom and an electropositive metal.

    Organometallic Compounds: Properties

    Overall, the properties of organometallic compounds depend on the properties of metal that constitute them. Here are few properties:

    a) These compounds, on high range are found toxic for the humans.

    b) They can act as reducing agents.

    c) Most of these compounds exist in solid state.

    d) Bond between metal and the C-atom is quite covalent in nature.

    e) They consist of large number of electropositive metals.

    Examples in form of its application

    Organometallic compounds have a vast scope of usage. Its application is quite broad in the field of chemistry. Some of the are:

    2. Organometallic compounds are often used as homogenous catalysts in certain commercial chemical reactions.

    3. Further, these compounds are also used in manufacturing of the semiconductors and also manufacturing of LEDs.

    compounds also facilitate synthesis of various chemical compounds.

    I hope this answer helps!😊

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