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Unformatted text preview: Bonding and Properties Valence Bond Theory 1. shape and bonding (hybridization) - explains 2. magnetism - sometimes incorrect 3. color - no insight Crystal Field Theory (spectrochemical series) 1. magnetism and color - crystal field splitting (octahedral: d e − ’s → t 2 g / e g set) 2. bonding - no insight Ligand Field Theory (CF + MO)- explains everything, e.g. , 1. what is analogous to the "stable octet" (# of valence electrons) => bonding, nonbonding, antibonding MO’s 2. why the spectrochemical series a) σ only bonding ligands b) and π bonding ligands filled p orbitals empty p orbitals...
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- Spring '08
- Atom, Ligand field theory, Properties Valence Bond Theory