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The 18-Electron Rule

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Count the number of valence electrons associated with each metal in the list below. Determine if they obey the 18-electron rule. If they violate the 18-electron rule, comment on the stability/reactivity of the complexes.
a) [V(CO)6]
b) cis-[Rh(Br)(CO)2(PPh3)]
c) [Fe2(CO)4(Cp)2]
d) [Mn(CO)5(CH3)].

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This solution provides the number of valence electrons associated with each metal and whether the metal is stable or not.

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