Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 23 - Problems: 23.78

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

If d is greater than E pairing, electrons will pair spins in the lower energy d-orbitals before adding unpaired electrons to higher energy d-orbitals.This gives low-spin and less paramagnetic. If d is less than E pairing, electrons will add as preferentially unpaired electrons to higher d-orbitals before pairing spins in the lower energy d-orbitals.This gives high spin complex.
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