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Crystal Field Theory assumes that all of the interactions occuring are purely electrostatic and only concern d-orbitals. This is clearly not true when dealing with some ligands which create a covalent bond. Most limitations of CFT all stem from the inability to explain non-electrostatic interactions. For this reason, it works well when the electrostatic ...


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I decided to do some more research for this question as I had faced it before. Turns out the proper name of this ligand is diethylenetriaminepentaacetate ($\ce{DTPA^5-}$). It's an expanded version of EDTA and is primarily used in MRI scanning where it forms complexes with the Gadolinium ion. It forms complexes with a coordination number of six and seven with ...


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