Unformatted text preview: ar orbital (MO) diagram for carbon monoxide (CO). Which atomic
orbitals, those from carbon (C) or oxygen (O), lie lowest in energy, and why? Oxygen (O), because it is more electronegative 1 1 .(8) Consider the following reactions:
+ 2 NH3 –––> [Ni(H2O)4(en)]2+
+ 2 H2O
2 H2O What factor in the thermodynamics of reaction favors the 2nd reaction compared to the first?
Mistake by Prof. Karlin; the first reaction is favored
The problem is not counted, everyone is given 8 pts. In coordination chemistry, what Effect is this named? Answer = Entropy Answer = The Chelate Effect
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