Answer to Question #214763 in Inorganic Chemistry for zura

Question #214763

Strong field ligands able to increase the magnitude of splitting energy in an octahedral transition metal complexes via -acceptor interaction.



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2021-07-08T04:54:39-0400

The electrons in the d orbitals of the central metal ion and those in the ligand repel each other due to repulsion between like charges. Therefore, the d electrons closer to the ligands will have a higher energy than those further away, which results in the d orbitals splitting in energy.


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