Lecture 28: Transition Metals: Crystal Field Theory

author: Catherine L. Drennan, Department of Chemistry, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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I. Crystal Field and Ligand Field Theories

II. Crystal Field Theory

A. Octahedral field splitting energy, Δo

B. Octahedral crystal field splitting diagram C. High spin

D. Low spin

E. Examples:

1. [Cr(NH3)3Br3v]

2. [Mn(H2O)6v]Cl3

3. Co2+ in an octahedral coordination complex

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Comment1 bo xiao, September 9, 2009 at 1:38 a.m.:

very nice presentation.

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Comment3 Sang Nguyen, October 27, 2009 at 12:14 p.m.:

Thanks so much!

Comment4 dulce Santana, May 5, 2010 at 2:25 a.m.:

I think she made a mistake in Mn(H2O)Cl3 Mn is in 3d not 4d, so its a 3d^4 right?

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