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5.04 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II

As taught in: Fall 2008

Diagram demonstrating that carbon monoxide is a sigma-donating and pi-accepting ligand.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a π accepting ligand. The bonding of CO to a metal has two components: σ bonding and π backbonding. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)




Prof. Daniel Nocera

Course Features

Course Description

This course provides a systematic presentation of the chemical applications of group theory with emphasis on the formal development of the subject and its applications to the physical methods of inorganic chemical compounds. Against the backdrop of electronic structure, the electronic, vibrational, and magnetic properties of transition metal complexes are presented and their investigation by the appropriate spectroscopy described.

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