CdCl2 has a common structural
arrangement shared by many halides of the transition metals
with formula MX2. It has a cubic close packed array
of chloride ions with Cd(II) sitting in 1/2 of adjacent octahedral sites.
Complexes that share this structure include..
MnCl2, FeCl2, CoCl2, NiCl2, NiBr2, NiI2, CuCl2.
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