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: 23.96

Answer

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Work Step by Step

Two electrons occupy two separate eg orbitals and both remain unpaired in an octahedral d8 complex.Whereas the electrons occupy all other levels and fill them except the (dx2-y2) orbital, which is unoccupied in square-planar d8 complex.Because of which octahedral d8 complex is paramagnetic in nature and square -planar d8 complex is diamagnetic in nature.
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