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    Ligands in Organometallic Chemistry

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    The following table lists infrared (IR) carbonyl stretching frequencies for three organometallic complexes. Explain why the infrared frequencies increase as one proceeds down the series.

    [V(CO)6] - 1860 cm-1
    [Cr(CO)6] 2000 cm-1
    [Mn(CO)6]+ 2090 cm-1

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    As you go down the series, the positive charge of the nucleus of the ...

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