If we consider that these representations are of electron density, then try to minimise the interactions between the incoming negatively charged ligands such as F- with the electrons located in the d orbitals of the central metal ion. Which orbitals should be the most stable for an octahedral complex? Are these the same orbitals for the tetrahedral complex?
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