Answer to Question #18264 in Inorganic Chemistry for quincy

Question #18264
You are provided with a set of different ligands of the PR3 type and a large supply of (CO)5W(thf) with which to make a series of complexes in the form (CO)5W(PR3) by substitution of thf with PR3 how would you estimate the relative ordering of the electron donor power of the different PR3 ligands
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2012-11-12T11:01:36-0500

Phosphines are weak bases, their main qualities decreases with the degree ofsubstitution: R3P >> R2PH > RPH2. Trisubstituted phosphine ligandsexpressed very strong electron - donor properties.

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