Answer to Question #196693 in Inorganic Chemistry for asu kaya

Question #196693

Show the splitting of the d orbitals in

a)    An isolated metal ion  b) in a spherical field  c) in an octahedral field.


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2021-05-24T06:29:50-0400

In a transition-metal complex, some of the d orbitals are closer to the ligands than other d orbitals are. The orbitals that are near the ligands get pushed up in energy, because the ligands have negative charge and so would any electrons in the orbital.


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