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Predicting the Geometry of Organometallic Complexes

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    An important issue that we’ve glossed over until now concerns what organometallic complexes actually look like: what are their typical geometries? Can we use any of the “bookkeeping metrics” we’ve explored so far to reliably predict geometry? The answer to the latter questions is a refreshing but qualified “yes.” In this post, we’ll explore the possibilities for complex geometry and develop some general guidelines for predicting geometry. In the process we’ll enlist the aid of a powerful theoretical ally, crystal field theory (CFT), which provides some intuitive explanations for geometry the geometry of organometallic complexes.

    Contributors and Attributions

    Dr. Michael Evans (Georgia Tech)


    Predicting the Geometry of Organometallic Complexes is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Michael Evans.

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