0
$\begingroup$

In class we recently discussed how to draw out molecular orbital energy diagrams for compounds such as NH3 (ammonia). Building upon this, we touched on how to construct a molecular energy diagram for ML6 type coordinate complexes, namely [Cr[NH3]6)3+. I am confused as to where to begin our diagram formation. All I know right now is that we consider that NH3 coordinates to Cr through it's a1 HOMO. I don't know how to proceed beyond this.

$\endgroup$
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Have you tried looking in a textbook? Because of the importance of octahedral complexes, all inorganic texts devote a fair amount of space to construction of MO diagrams for ML6 complexes. $\endgroup$ – orthocresol Mar 14 at 23:15
  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately our prof doesn't have a textbook for us in this class. We're only left to our handwritten notes. $\endgroup$ – Hen ro Mar 14 at 23:43
  • $\begingroup$ Look in a library? There is a list here: chemistry.stackexchange.com/q/37303/16683 $\endgroup$ – orthocresol Mar 14 at 23:59
  • $\begingroup$ @Henro You can literally open any textbook about inorganic chemistry... $\endgroup$ – Greg Mar 15 at 3:33

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.