Draw the molecular orbital (MO) diagrams for \(N_2\) and \(CO\). Use your MO diagrams to explain which molecule is a better \(\pi\)-acceptor when coordinated to a transition metal.
Draw reasonable Lewis structures (including resonance) and predict the molecular geometry for the following molecules:
Indicate if following molecules are X or L type ligands. Label each with \(\sigma\)-donor, \(\pi\)-acceptor, or \(\pi-\)donor?
Draw and name all possible coordination modes (hapticity) of a cyclopentadienyl ligand to a transition metal.
For the following complexes, provide the formal oxidation state, \(d^n\) configuration, and total valence electron count for the metal.