Answer to Question #196695 in Inorganic Chemistry for asu kaya

Question #196695

Which parameters determine the value of Δo? What is the difference between high spin and low spin complexes?

 


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2021-05-24T07:20:51-0400

The magnitude


If the field is strong, it will have few unpaired electrons and thus low spin. If the field is weak, it will have more unpaired electrons and thus high spin.

If the paring energy is greater than Δ, then electrons will move to a higher energy orbital because it takes less energy.


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