Simple CFT splitting diagrams
The Crystal Field Theory approach for first row transition metal
ions requires consideration of the following:
You must then choose the appropriate diagram showing how the 5 3d
orbitals lose some of their degeneracy to split into different
- How many d electrons are there altogether?
- What is the stereochemistry (usually Octahedral or
- What position are the ligands in the Spectrochemical
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