Lecture 30: Transition Metals

author: Catherine L. Drennan, Department of Chemistry, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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I. Crystal Field Theory: Tetrahedral Case

A. Tetrahedral crystal field splitting energy, ΔT

B. Orbital destabilization

C. ΔT compared to ΔOv

II. Crystal Field Theory: Square Planar Case

III. Spectrochemical Series

A. Strong field ligands

B. Weak field ligands

IV. Color in octahedral coordination complexes

V. Magnetism

A. Paramagnetic

B. Diamagnetic

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