A complex having _________ geometry can have more than one type

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A complex having _________ geometry can have more than one type of hybridisation.

A. tetrahedral

B. square planar

C. trigonal bipyramidal

D. octahedral

The question was posed to me in final exam.

The query is from Bonding in Coordination Compounds in division Coordination Compounds of Chemistry – Class 12

Correct answer is D. octahedral

The best explanation: Complexes having octahedral geometry can have either sp^3d^2 or d^2sp^3 hybridisation depending on whether the outer or inner d orbitals are involved in hybridisation respectively.