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Ligand Substitution of Coordination Complexes

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I am confused on how to approach these problems. This is an ungraded class review and I would like to understand before going to class, so I can ask additional questions. Thanks for the assistance.

2. Is a high spin or low spin d6 metal ion complex most likely to undergo substitution by a dissociative process? Explain the reasoning behind your choice.

3. Which of the following ion will be least reactive towards ligand substitution? (See attached file for options).

4. Which of the following represents the potential energy diagram for an exothermic reaction that proceeds by a D4 mechanism? (See attachment for options).

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This solution includes detailed answers to some problems related to ligand substitution of coordination complexes, with the help of basic theory, calculation and method of elimination.