Reactivity in Chemistry

Ligand Binding

 in Coordination Complexes and Organometallic Compounds

with problems contributed by Kate Graham and Brian Johnson

CC1. Introduction to Metal-Ligand Binding

CC2.  How Tightly Do Ligands Bind?

CC3.  Electron Counting in Transition Metal Complexes

CC4.  Pi Coordination: Donation from Alkenes

CC5.  Chelation

CC6.  Multiple Bonds in Coordination Compounds

CC7.  Hard-Soft Acid & Base Concepts

CC8.  Ligand Field Theory

CC9.  Spectrochemical Series

CC10.  Ligand Field and Lability

CC11.  Jahn-Teller Distortion

CC12.  Solutions to Selected Problems, CC1-CC4.

CC13.  Solution to Selected Problems, CC5-CC10.

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