Overall: Homework: Exercise 8, 16
Recognize outer- and inner-sphere complexes.
Be able to use the terms ambidentate (and the κ nomenclature), chelate, polydentate, and bidentate, etc. Homework: Exercises 7, 9
Sketch the following ligands, given their abbreviations: en, acac, cp, ox, PPh3, bipy. Homework: Exercise 10
Know that bite angle can be an indicator of ring strain.
Given a sketch of a compound, name it and give its formula and vice versa. Homework: Exercise 1-3
Homework: Exercise 4
Recognize tripodal ligands. Homework: Exercise 5
Describe tetragonal distortion.
Homework: Exercise 6
Recognize and name the geometries of “higher coordination numbers” (except dodecahedron).
Distinguish metal clusters from metal cage complexes.
Determine which types of isomers are possible for a complex. Homework: Exercise 11
Describe isomers of square planar complexes; know that they are not chiral. Homework: Exercise 13
Use nmr to distinguish isomers.
Recognize chiral tetrahedral complexes. Homework: Exercise 12
Describe the Berry pseudorotation.
Describe octahedral isomers, and recognize which are chiral. Homework: Exercise 14, 15
Given a sketch of a complex containing two bidentate ligands, label it according to its absolute configuration. Homework: Exercises 17, 18
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Account for d orbital configurations using strong field, weak field and pairing energy.
Calculate the crystal field stabilization energy of high and low spin octahedral metal complexes.
Account for the trends in the spectrochemical series for metals.
Given the spectrochemical series, predict whether a complex will be high spin or low spin.
Relate CFSE to experimental double-humped curves. Homework: Exercise 6
Given magnetic data and a table of “spin-only magnetic moments”, determine if a metal in a complex is high or low spin. Homework: Exercise 3
Describe CFSE for tetrahedral complexes. Homework: Exercises 1, 4, 5
SKIP THIS ONE: Given a metal ion, predict if the complex will undergo a tetragonal distortion.
SKIP THIS ONE: Sketch an MO diagram describing σ bonding in a metal complex.
Sketch the two MO diagrams that describe π bonding in a metal complex.
Use π bonding to account for the order of the spectrochemical series.