Some aspects of crystal field theory
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Some aspects of crystal field theory by Thomas M. Dunn

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Complex compounds

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] Thomas M. Dunn, Donald S. McClure [and] Ralph G. Pearson.
SeriesHarper"s chemistry series
ContributionsMcClure, Donald S., joint author., Pearson, Ralph G. joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQD475 .D8
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 115 p.
Number of Pages115
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5944524M
LC Control Number65015742
OCLC/WorldCa680788

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Crystal field theory (CFT) is a bonding model that explains many properties of transition metals that cannot be explained using valence bond theory. In CFT, complex formation is assumed to be due to electrostatic interactions between a central metal ion and a set of negatively charged ligands or ligand dipoles arranged around the metal ion. Crystal Field Theory (CFT) is a model that describes the breaking of -degeneracies of electron orbital states, usually d or f orbitals, due to a static electric field produced by a surrounding charge distribution (anion neighbors). This theory has. Crystal Field Theory was developed to describe important properties of complexes (magnetism, absorption spectra, oxidation states, coordination,). The basis of the model is the interaction of d-orbitals of a central atom with ligands, which are considered as point charges. Crystal field theory is based on an ionic description of the metal-ligand bond. Ligand field theory includes covalent as well as ionic aspects of coordination. It is a more powerful description of transition metal complexes. It is, however, beyond the scope of this course. (Take if you are interested in this topic).

Crystal field theory is a model that describes the electronic structure of transition metal compounds, all of which can be considered coordination complexes. CFT successfully accounts for some magnetic properties, colours, hydration enthalpies, and spinel structures of transition metal complexes, but it does not attempt to describe bonding. Ligand field theory (LFT) describes the bonding, orbital arrangement, and other characteristics of coordination complexes. It represents an application of molecular orbital theory to transition metal complexes. A transition metal ion has nine valence atomic orbitals - consisting of five nd, three (n+1)p, and one (n+1)s orbitals. The crystal field theory is based on an ionic description, so it considers the ligands as negative point charges. It's a very simplified model, whereas as the ligand field theory considers covalent, as well as ionic aspects of coordination. Chapter 2 Crystal Field Theory Oneofthemainfeaturesoftransitionmetaloxides,whichmakesthemdi–culttodescribe theoretically, is the strong localization of their 3d.