Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    Electronic Spectra and Coordination Chemistry

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    For the isoelectronic series[V(CO)6]-, Cr(CO)6, and [Mn(Co)6]+, does the energy of the metal to ligand charge-transfer bands increase or decrease with increasing charge on the complex? Why?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 4:18 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/chemistry/modern-quantum-theory/28450

    Solution Preview

    Although this involves molecular orbitals, if we want to address this question rigorously, we can apply a simplification without changing the conclusion. Three degenerate orbitals of the metal, dxy, dxz and dyz, interact with the pi* orbitals of CO, causing the energy of the former to go down and ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution applies a simplification to explain the question of increasing or decreasing charge on an isoelectric series in terms of orbital set energies as clearly as possible.

    $2.19