spectrochemical series

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A series of ligands arranged in the order in which they cause splitting of the energy levels of d-orbitals in metal complexes (see crystal-field theory). The series for some common ligands has the form:CN>NO2>NH3>C5H5N>H2O>OH>F>Cl>Br>I


Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.

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