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The ammine ligand is not really a strong-field ligand. It is not a strong π acceptor which is characteristic of strong-field ligands such as the nitrosyl cation or carbonyl. Instead, it is a weak π donor. Quite unlike other strong-field ligands such as cyanide, there are a great number of high-spin complexes with ammine ligands. Ammine (and aqua) ...


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The number of hybridized orbitals is equal to the number of original orbitals. The name of the hybridized orbitals (e.g., $sp^{3}$) means just that the ratio of the contributions of $s$ to $p$ orbitals is $1:3$. We do not write $s^{\frac{1}{4}}p^{\frac{3}{4}}$.


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