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Homework Set 1

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    Q1.1

    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.

    Q1.2

    Draw reasonable Lewis structures (including resonance) and predict the molecular geometry for the following molecules:

    1. \(NO_2\)
    2. \(ClF_3\)
    3. \(OF_2\)
    4. \(NO\)
    5. \(XeO_3\)
    6. \(POCl_3\)
    7. \(XeF_2\)
    8. \(SF_4\)

    Q1.3

    Indicate if following molecules are X or L type ligands. Label each with \(\sigma\)-donor, \(\pi\)-acceptor, or \(\pi-\)donor?

    1. \(Ph_3P\)
    2. \(Cy_3P\)
    3. Molecule 3.png
    4. \(SCN^-\)
    5. \(CH_3COO^-\)
    6. benzyne benzyne.png
    7. \(NO\)

    Q1.4

    Draw and name all possible coordination modes (hapticity) of a cyclopentadienyl ligand to a transition metal.

    Q1.5

    For the following complexes, provide the formal oxidation state, \(d^n\) configuration, and total valence electron count for the metal.

    (a)

    Moleculre 4.png

    (b)

    Molecule 5.png

    (c)

    Molecule 6.png

    (d)

    Molecule 7.png

    (e)

    Molecule 8.png

    (f)

    Molecule 9.png

    (g)

    Molecule 10.png

    (h)

    Molecule 12.png


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