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Coordination Chemistry



Isomerization in Coordination Compounds

Topic Concepts Experiment
Isomerization in Coordination Compounds Coordination compounds and the concept of isomerization are introducted. no experiment
Coordination Isomers The concept of coordination isomerization is presented. Examples of coordination isomers are shown.
Linkage Isomers The concept of linkage isomerization is presented. Examples of linkage isomers are shown.
Geometric Isomers The concept of geometric isomerization is presented. Examples of geometric isomers are shown.
Optical Isomers The concept of optical isomerization is presented. Examples of optical isomers are shown.
Coordination Chemistry Isomers Isomerization concepts are summarized. Viewers are asked to identify the type of isomerization possible for various coordination compounds.



Electronic Structure of Coordination Compounds

Crystal Field Theory Crystal Field Theory is illustrated. A set of negatively charged spheres with a specific geometry (linear, square planar, tetrahedral, or octahedral) surround a metal center. The interaction of the negatively charged sphere with the metal d orbitals is illustrated.
CFT Energy Level Splitting The energy level splitting of d orbitals in Crystal Field Theory is discussed.  
Color in Gems Human perception of color and the RGB Color Model are discussed. An absorbance and an transmittance spectrum are shown. The spectrum is related to the approximate color of the solution.
Spectrochemical Series The significance of the Spectrochemical Series is discussed. A collection of ligands is presented in random order. With the aid of an energy diagram, the ligands are arranged into the proper Spectrochemical Series order.
Ligand Properties The factors determining where a ligand appears in the Spectrochemical Series are discussed.  



Ligand Field Theory

Ligand Field Theory: Sigma Bonding Sigma bonding in coordination compounds is discussed. The Ligand Field Theory energy diagram for Cr(CO) is displayed. Clicking on an orbital on the diagram displays the isosurface for the orbital. Only σ bonding interactions are shown.
Ligand Field Theory: Pi Bonding Pi bonding in coordination compounds is discussed. The Ligand Field Theory energy diagram for Cr(CO) is displayed. Clicking on an orbital on the diagram displays the isosurface for the orbital. Only π bonding interactions are shown.
Ligand Field Theory for Cr(CO) Bonding of a single carbonyl ligand to chromium(0) is illustrated. The Ligand Field Theory energy diagram for Cr(CO) is displayed. Clicking on an orbital on the diagram displays the isosurface for the orbital. Both σ and π bonding interactions are shown.
Ligand Field Theory for Cr(F)2+ Bonding of a single fluoro ligand to chromium(III) is illustrated. The Ligand Field Theory energy diagram for Cr(F)2+ is displayed. Clicking on an orbital on the diagram displays the isosurface for the orbital. Both σ and π bonding interactions are shown.
Ligand Field Theory for the Diamminesilver(I) Ion Bonding in Ag(NH3)2+ is illustrated. The Ligand Field Theory energy diagram for Ag(NH3)2+ is displayed. Clicking on an orbital on the diagram displays the isosurface for the orbital.
Ligand Field Theory for the Hexaamminecobalt(III) Ion Bonding in Co(NH3)63+ is illustrated. The Ligand Field Theory energy diagram for Co(NH3)63+ is displayed. Clicking on an orbital on the diagram displays the isosurface for the orbital.
Ligand Field Theory for the Tetraamminecopper(II) Ion Bonding in Cu(NH3)42+ is illustrated. The Ligand Field Theory energy diagram for Cu(NH3)42+ is displayed. Clicking on an orbital on the diagram displays the isosurface for the orbital.
Ligand Field Theory for the Tetraamminezinc(II) Ion Bonding in Zn(NH3)42+ is illustrated. The Ligand Field Theory energy diagram for Zn(NH3)42+ is displayed. Clicking on an orbital on the diagram displays the isosurface for the orbital.

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